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