17th National Drug Endangered Children Conference: Coming Together for Help, Hope, & Support
Click below for a recap of the 2023 Conference and Pictures that took place August 29-31, 2023 in Kansas City, Missouri.
2023 Conference Partners
National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children (National DEC) develops coordinated, nationwide efforts to address legal or illegal substance misuse affecting children and families and offers help, hope and support. We organize, train and support multidisciplinary teams of professionals forming DEC Alliances at the state, regional, tribal or local level.
As a trauma informed organization, we build awareness so that those affected are appropriately identified, receive appropriate intervention and services. The services provided by DEC Alliance professionals help children, family members and those in substance misuse. The goal is to break generational cycles of substance misuse, reduce trauma and improve community health and well-being.
Attending the Roadmap and Toolkit Academy was by far the best decision I have ever made! I learned so much and truly left the training feeling like I had the knowledge to move forward with implementing a DEC in Lincoln County NC. Eric, Carrie, and Stacee are amazing trainers and made the material real and our sessions fun! I hated to see the training end.
The instructors truly demonstrate a passion for the course content, the National DEC Alliance's mission and goals, and provide excellent support in facilitating group work!
After working as a Social Worker for years there was a great deal of information that was new. Those things that were not new to me, I found it helpful to hear from a different prospective.
The DEC Academy 101 and the knowledge gained from it, is such an important training for our community partners as we work toward a better tomorrow for all children.