Director of DEC Network Development National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children
This workshop will help participants understand who drug endangered children are along with the risks and long-term impacts that are associated with parental and caregiver substance misuse and drug activity. The presenters will discuss the importance of and opportunities for early identification and intervention and the need for multidisciplinary collaborative efforts to identify and help these children. They will provide examples that all disciplines can relate to and activities to assist in understanding this challenging topic. This presentation will help attendees understand that they have opportunities to change the trajectories of the lives of drug endangered children and break multigenerational cycles.
Understand the risks and long-term impacts associated with parental and caregiver substance misuse and drug activity
Understand the many opportunities (often missed) to identify drug endangered children and the benefits of early intervention
Learn what multidisciplinary collaborative efforts look like and how to apply them in a manner that provides better care for drug endangered children