National DEC develops, trains, implements and supports State, Tribal, Local and Regional DEC Alliances.
DEC Alliances are multidisciplinary teams of professionals, sharing a common vision, collaborating effectively and changing responsively. These alliances are set up to engage and assistance professionals and community members through community awareness, training, technical assistance, and local resources development. DEC Alliances offer help to children and families as the multidisciplinary team of professionals works together to identify children and families early, intervene appropriately and provide services. DEC Alliances are willing to do things differently from what they have done in the past in order to change the trajectory of children’s lives, breaking the cycle of generational substance misuse leading to healthy families and communities.