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Introduction to Drug Endangered Children Awareness: Identifying Drug Endangered Children - A Collaborative Approach

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Ignored, abused, and abandoned – these are some of the chronic conditions experienced by children raised in environments where there is substance abuse or illegal drug use, manufacturing, cultivation and distribution.

Drug endangered children (DEC) are part of a very large and growing population of children whose lives have been seriously and negatively impacted by dangerous drugs.

During this webinar, you will be provided introductory information on identifying and supporting children impacted by parental or caregiver substance abuse. Discuss how the DEC approach assists in overcoming the challenges in aligning the agencies and systems responsible for preventing, intervening, and treating these issues to change the trajectories of the lives of drug endangered children and break multi-generational cycles of abuse and neglect.

This webinar is offered through the National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children and National Criminal Justice Training Center with support from BJA.

Date Created: July 8, 2020