What We Do
At National DEC, we believe the best way to address the needs of drug endangered children is a coordinated approach that puts kids’ needs first.
We are proud to work alongside law enforcement, prosecutors, social services, medical personnel, treatment providers, prevention experts, probation and corrections, first responders, and many more. We believe that all of the professionals who have the opportunity to save a child from neglect and abuse should be trained to work collaboratively. With support from individuals, corporate partners, foundations, and governmental agencies, National DEC provides program assistance to communities all across the nation.
Our work includes the following:
Providing national leadership, strategic planning, and technical assistance to state and tribal DEC efforts in communities across the country
Developing and delivering training for practitioners across disciplines to increase their expertise and enhance their work with children and families
Conducting outreach to raise public awareness about the nature of the risks faced by drug endangered children
Advocating for services and funding for drug endangered children