One of the primary goals of the DEC mission is to make individual practitioners, disciplines, agencies, and systems effective in responding to drug endangered children and the related issues of abuse and neglect, trauma, violence, and human trafficking that they may be experiencing. Building on awareness of the true risks and challenges faced by drug endangered children - the next step is taking action by truly collaborating with other disciplines and making changes to how practitioners do their jobs.
Checklists are very useful tools to put procedures and policies into practice. They can help ensure that key steps, pieces of evidence, contacts, or other information aren’t missed when dealing with cases involving drug endangered children.
These checklists can be used for different agencies and then shared with partner agencies. They provide various disciplines with guidance in gathering important information.