One of the key components of the drug endangered children mission is a clear understanding of the risks that children face when their caregivers are engaged in drug activity or substance abuse.
This knowledge highlights the need for collaborative efforts to help these children and their families and motivates practitioners to look at how they can do their jobs differently to increase the chances of better outcomes for drug endangered children, families and the communities they serve.
Enhancing awareness about drug endangered children is an ongoing part of the DEC mission and it provides the foundation for taking action to implement and sustain the collaborative DEC Approach.
The brochure attached below provides a brief overview of the National DEC. This document can be printed or emailed to others.