This presentation will discuss how thousands of children across our country go unidentified and therefore do not receive the necessary care and treatment to heal from the negative impacts of parental or caregiver substance misuse. The presenters will discuss what can be done to address this problem. The drug endangered children mission focuses on the formation of multi-disciplinary partnerships that take advantage of existing agency personnel, resources, and responsibilities and coordinates their mutual interests and duties to meet the specific needs of these children. The result is better outcomes for the children, families, and communities. This presentation will be unique as the co-presenters come from both child welfare and law enforcement background.
Identify risks that children may experience when living in a home with parental or caregiver substance use or addiction.
Describe the long-term impact of drug-endangered children and why it is important for all disciplines to understand.
Discuss how substance use and addiction in the home impact children and families.
Explain how and why collaborative multidisciplinary efforts are important in identifying, responding to, and helping children impacted by parental or caregiver substance use or addiction.