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Drug endangered children: The role of prevention

National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children

Describes the role of prevention in solving the problem of child maltreatment due to parental substance abuse. Notes that 66% of child abuse cases involve a parent under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Discusses how child abuse and substance abuse prevention professionals can be key members of state and local DEC teams by providing their expertise in areas such as training, advocacy, public awareness, education, and intervention. Lists members of the community who could benefit from prevention education efforts, including at-risk populations and community leaders. Includes lists of child abuse prevention and substance abuse prevention resources.