Wednesday, August 7, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM CDT
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Room 2206A (MU Student Center) 
901 Rollins St
Columbia, MO 65211

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Dave Closson 
Mid-America PTTC 
(573) 635-6669 

Drug Endangered Children Training 

Core DEC Awareness - Identifying Drug Endangered Children: A Collaborative Approach

Through a partnership with the National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children (DEC) and Missouri Alliance for Drug Endangered Children and the Compass Health Network, we are pleased to offer the Core DEC Awareness Training.

Core DEC Awareness - Identifying Drug Endangered Children: A Collaborative Approach

Who Should Attend: Child Welfare, Law Enforcement, District Attorneys, Probation/Parole, Treatment, Ongoing Service Providers, Education, Fire, EMS, Judges, Community members, and other First Responders who have a job which impacts children and families.

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.

Space is limited. 


Register today while seats are available!


Stacee Read, Director of DEC Network Development

Stacee has spent nearly 20 years working in the child welfare field, gaining insight and experience on a variety of key child welfare issues. Before working for National DEC, Stacee’s previous positions included the Associate Ombudsman position with the Office of Colorado’s Child Protection Ombudsman and the Child Protection Safety Specialist for the Colorado Department of Human Services and Child Abuse and Neglect Investigator.  Stacee participated on the Fatality Review Team and was a key member on the Substance Exposed Newborns Steering Committee, the Rural Law Enforcement Meth Initiative, the CDHS Child Fatality Review Team, and the CDHS Prone Restraint Workgroup. 

Stacee started working for National DEC in November 2011 as the Director of DEC Network Development.  She is responsible for the development and oversight of State and Tribal DEC Alliances, and she provides technical assistance to National DEC network. Stacee is also an integral member of the training team and has participated in curriculum, online training, and publication development.

Stacee received her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Illinois focusing on Mental Health and Administration in 2002 and her Bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of Iowa with an emphasis on abnormal psychology and dependency behaviors in 1997. Stacee is an adjunct professor at Metro State University in Denver, Colorado where she teaches in the Master’s Social Work Program.

Eric Nation, Director of Training and Development

Lieutenant Eric Nation began his career in law enforcement in 1995 where he has held numerous positions, Correctional Officer, Police Officer, Deputy Sheriff, Lieutenant Deputy Sheriff, as was as 6 years in an undercover narcotics unit and then as Commander of that unit for 5 years.   

Nation helped start and develop the Jasper County Drug Endangered Children Alliance, is a member of the National DEC Criminal Justice Working Group. Nation is a Certified Core DEC Instructor that has been involved in the training of thousands of professionals across the United States as a Trainer for the National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children. 

Nation’s efforts towards Drug Endangered Children in Jasper County earned him the 2009 “Ongoing Victims Service Award,”, the 2011 National Drug Endangered Children Collaborative Leadership Award, participant in the Defending Childhood Initiative and Working Group Meeting on Law Enforcement and Children’s Exposure to Violence – United States Attorney General Eric Holder – Washington D.C., and participated in in the development of IACP’s Enhancing Law Enforcement Response to Children Exposed to Violence project tools and deliverables as a  Children Exposed to Violence Advisory Working Group member in Alexandria, VA.


More Information

National Alliance For Drug Endangered Children: https://www.nationaldec.org/

ACT Missouri: https://actmissouri.org/

Compass Health Networkwww.compasshealthnetwork.org