Conference Details




The purpose of National DEC’s annual national conference is to raise awareness about the risks faced by drug endangered children and to provide information and training to practitioners from across the country on how to work collaboratively for better outcomes for these children. The annual conference promotes multidisciplinary collaborative advances in practice, research, and policy. The goal is to prevent child abuse and neglect by promoting more effective efforts to identify, rescue, and provide services for children and families affected by drug trafficking and substance use disorders.

Target Audience:
We anticipate nationwide representation of service providers and professionals, including child welfare providers, substance abuse treatment providers, juvenile and family court judges and attorneys, law enforcement, prosecutors, probation officers, prevention specialists, maternal and child health agencies, physicians, nurses, researchers and evaluators, educators, Tribal communities, community organizations serving youth, and children and adult mental health providers.



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