Examine the proven specific steps and techniques for local practitioners to establish a formal DEC alliance. Participate in instructor led discussions and activities focused on key stakeholders who should be at the table to help form a local DEC alliance, challenges of collaboration and sustaining that collaboration, and the benefits of changing practices and procedures on an on-going basis to benefit drug endangered children. Discuss and develop protocols and MOU’s to assist disciplines in institutionalizing DEC efforts and responses within each community. Explore successes and experiences of local DEC alliances in various jurisdictions across the country, including tribal communities.
**Core DEC Awareness and The DEC Approach are prerequisites to this class.** This training provided by the National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children (National DEC) for law enforcement, child welfare and their professional colleagues and community partners explores the benefits of forming local Drug Endangered Children (DEC) alliances. DEC alliances formalize working relationships between the professionals who are involved with drug endangered children and their families. NCJTC is proud to partner with NDEC to bring you this training.
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to: • Describe the benefits of establishing local drug endangered children alliances to formalize working relationships between professionals. • Explain proper steps and techniques for establishing a local DEC alliance. • Identify specific challenges within the community around collaboration and strategies to address these challenges. • Discuss sample MOU’s and protocols that help institutionalize DEC efforts including factors of on-going changes in practice and develop responses to drug endangered children. • List successful examples of local DEC alliances, including within tribal communities.