CDAC Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. is a continuing education provider for the following:

  • Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling (BAP #50-11268, expires 03/2018)
  • Florida Certification Board (FCB #5088A)
  • Florida Board of Nursing (#50-11268, expires 10/2017)
  • Florida Board of Nursing Home Administrators (#50-11268, expires 02/2018)
  • Alabama State Board of Social Work Examiners (#0474, expires 02/2018)

All trainings meet the requirements for Alabama Licensed Professional Counselors, CHES Category II, and may be applied toward FL certification hours.

Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in a CDAC is asked to advise this agency at least 2 days before the training by contacting Linda York Wilson using the information below. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact CDAC using the Florida Relay Service at 800-955-8771 (TDD) or

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  • Phone: 850-860-1554
  • Fax: 850-433-9802

CDAC is sponsored in part by Big Bend Community Based Care and the Florida Department of Children and Families and is a United Way Partner Agency.

Note: This is a free, non-CEU training program. It will be held at the Milton campus of Pensacola State College (5988 U.S. 90, Room 4902). There will be a one-hour break for lunch on your own at noon.

Session One:

Identifying Drug Endangered Children: A Collaborative Approach

Ignored, abused, and abandoned – these are some of the chronic conditions experienced by children raised in environments with illegal drug use. Drug endangered children are part of a large and growing population of children whose lives have been seriously impacted by dangerous drugs. The DEC mission focuses on the formation of multi-disciplinary partnerships that take advantage of existing agency personnel, resources, and responsibilities, and coordinates their mutual interests and duties to meet the specific needs of these children. This training looks at overcoming the challenges in aligning systems responsible for preventing, intervening, and treating these issues to change the trajectories of the lives of drug endangered children and break multi-generational cycles of abuse and neglect.

Session Two:

The DEC Approach: Moving from Awareness to Action

This training focuses on how to implement the DEC approach, which is a comprehensive strategy based on collaboration between various disciplines and agencies. It has proven to be effective in improving the likelihood of better outcomes for drug endangered children, and provides insights about how various practitioners – including child welfare professionals, law enforcement officers, court/judicial professionals, prosecutors, probation/parole, medical personnel, educators, and treatment providers – are in a position to identify, protect, and serve drug endangered children and their families.

September 26th 2017
Sign-In Time 8:30 AM Training Time 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM Location 5988 U.S. 90, Milton, FL Instructor Cost
In Advance $0.00
At The Door $0.00
Student Cost
In Advance $0.00
At The Door $0.00

This workshop will briefly define motivational interviewing, identify, and discuss the four basic motivational interviewing skills. Participants will have an opportunity to discuss examples of change talk, the consistent responses to sustain talk, and get an understanding of the spirit of motivational interviewing. This three-hour workshop will encompass didactic presentation, class discussions, and video presentations. Participants will be guided through a variety of role play exercises aimed at developing effective communication styles related to helping people change.

October 13th 2017
Sign-In Time 8:30 AM Training Time 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM Location 3804 North 9th Avenue, Pensacola, FL Instructor Marcia Holland, LMHC, RN Cost
In Advance $36.00
At The Door $41.00
Student Cost
In Advance $27.00
At The Door $32.00

As part three of the National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children Training Program, this is where local plans are formulated and action is taken.

Training/County Strategy Development

Substance abuse impacts our communities in many ways to include crime, child welfare, family, health and education. Communities must come together to impact and reverse the effects of substance abuse. This half day session will include additional training regarding Drug Endangered Children and provide a platform for planning that will address drug endangered children and communities through the development of collaborative relationships to help address all aspects of substance abuse from prevention to criminal justice to child welfare and treatment.

This training will be two part. First, is the Local DEC Development training which teaches law enforcement, child welfare and their professional colleagues and community partners about the benefits of forming local DEC alliances that formalize working relationships between the professionals who are involved with drug endangered children and their families. Second, there will be a breakout session by county to begin the process of developing a collaborative approach based on our local community needs.

September 28th 2017
Sign-In Time 12:30 PM Training Time 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Location 6 East Wright Street, Pensacola, FL Instructor Cost
In Advance $0.00
At The Door $0.00
Student Cost
In Advance $0.00
At The Door $0.00