Stacee Read, BA, MSW, National DEC
Eric Nation, National DEC
Libby Trubac, Michigan DEC Alliance Project Coordinator
This training is intended for all professionals working to help children who are exposed to caregiver substance misuse. This aligns with National DEC's mission of forming multidisciplinary partnerships that take advantage of existing agency personnel, resources, and responsibilities, and that coordinate their mutual interests and duties to meet the specific needs of these children. Assisting these children and addressing their needs does not conclude until the child is in a permanent, safe, and positive functioning environment. With the National DEC mission in mind, this training looks at the risks and long-term impacts of caregiver substance misuse, overcoming the challenges of aligning the agencies and systems responsible for preventing, intervening, and treating these issues, and breaking multi-generational cycles of abuse and neglect to change the trajectories of the lives of drug endangered children.