This national conference will provide information and training for professionals and community members helping children impacted by familial substance use and/or drug activity.
The conference will spotlight critical and emerging issues, strategies and best practices, collaborative partnerships, and other topics relevant to enhancing and improving prevention, identification, response, intervention, services, and support to victims across the nation.
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.
Vanessa PalmerLincoln County Public Health Department
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!
Kimberly CampbellLincoln County Emergency Services
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.
Robin DiggsDSS, North Carolina
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.
Kelly PendletonLincoln County Department of Social Services
National DEC exists to build awareness, provide training and programs, and offers tools or best practices to help make a difference in the lives of children, families and communities.
National Alliance For Drug Endangered Children at a Glance
The DEC movement challenges all of us to recognize substance misuse risks for children and families, and to work together using the DEC Approach to help break the generational cycles of substance misuse and corollary effects. By working together and leveraging resources, sharing a common vision, collaborating and changing responsively we can provide drug endangered children opportunities to live in safe and nurturing environments free from abuse and neglect.