You will gain awareness about drug endangered children and the risks they face and understand the many opportunities (often missed) to identify children living in dangerous drug environments. Learn the benefits of intervention at the earliest possible point to reduce physical and psychological harm to children. Learn what a multidisciplinary collaborative response looks like and how it incorporates the unique resources within a community and applies them in a manner that provides better care for drug endangered children.
- Describe the history and evolution of drug endangered children's response strategies.
- Recognize why a collaborative, multidisciplinary response is necessary to ensure safety for drug endangered children.
- Be able to identify children who are drug endangered.
- Identify the role law enforcement, child welfare, medical and other professionals play in the multidisciplinary response.