Drug-endangered children seminar

On September 24, 2010, starting at 9:00 a.m., at the Parker Area Alliance for Community Empowerment (PAACE), 1309 West 9th St., the Arizona Alliance for Drug Endangered Children (AADEC) will be conducting a training seminar to provide technical assistance for Drug Endangered Children issues. The training seminar will run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Read on for more information.

The seminar will cover:

  1. Educating key stakeholders about the plight of drug-endangered children;
  2. Enhancing collaborations between the diverse agencies responsible for responding to their needs;
  3. Providing training regarding the investigation and prosecution of Drug Endangered Children (DEC) cases; and
  4. Collaborating with partners who work to address the issues faced by children of incarcerated parents (COIP).

The Arizona Alliance for Drug Endangered Children (AADEC) encourages the following groups to attend:

  1. Law Enforcement
  2. Community Based Services (child protection)
  3. Emergency Medical Providers (emergency room)
  4. Emergency Medical Responders (fire /EMS)
  5. School Counselor Representatives
  6. Community Mental Health
  7. Faith Based Organizations
  8. Early Childhood Care Professionals
  9. Executives
  10. Public Health
  11. Family Resource Centers
  12. Tribal Courts and Prosecutors

The AADEC defines a drug-endangered child as any child who is at risk of neglect, sexual or physical abuse, emotional abuse, or mental harm due to a parent’s or caregiver’s use, distribution or manufacture of any controlled substance or the parent’s or caregiver’s failure to protect the child from exposure to the use, distribution or manufacture of any controlled substance.

The AADEC is concerned with the safety and well being of drug- endangered children and seeks to implement a county-wide Alliance for Drug Endangered Children in all fifteen Arizona counties to facilitate collaboration between national, state and county efforts to protect this vulnerable population.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. Thank you.

Samuel E. Vederman
La Paz County Attorney
La Paz County Attorney’s Office
1320 Kofa Ave.
Parker, AZ 85344
Fax (928)669-2019

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