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Prenatal Substance Exposure – Why Should I Care? Online Training Module

National DEC and U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services – 2020

This course describes how prenatal substance exposure has the potential to cause a variety of physical and developmental challenges for Drug Endangered Children (DEC) throughout their lives. You will be able to recognize the part you play in identifying children who are at risk, begin the earliest possible intervention even while still in utero, and understand your ability to change the trajectory of the child’s life. Intervention begins by starting a conversation using interviewing techniques and providing resources and sharing information with community partners.