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You Can Change the Long-Term Outcomes of Drug Endangered Children Online Training Module

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

This course describes the long-term impact and needs of Drug Endangered Children (DEC) throughout their childhood and into their adulthood. You will learn how Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) such as growing up in households where substance use and drug activity are present impacts children long-term including cognitive deficits, emotional risks, high-risk behavior, and health problems. The course also addresses the importance of early intervention and building resilience that can change the trajectory of a child’s life and help to break the multigenerational cycle of substance abuse.