Course Time: Approximately 30 to 45 minutes including the pre and post tests.
Course Description: This course describes the long-term impact and needs of Drug Endangered Children (DEC) throughout their childhood and into their adulthood. You will learn how Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) such as growing up in households where substance use and drug activity are present impacts children long-term including cognitive deficits, emotional risks, high-risk behavior, and health problems. The course also addresses the importance of early intervention and building resilience that can change the trajectory of a child’s life and help to break the multigenerational cycle of substance abuse.
Target Audience: Law enforcement, child welfare, medical, legal, education and first responders.
For more information on Drug Endangered Children, please contact National DEC