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1 Drug Endangered Children Alliance Multi-disciplinary training for the safety of Kentucky’s children

2 This information is provided by the H.E.E.L. Program. Health Education through Extension Leadership (H.E.E.L.) is a partnership among the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service, Kentucky State University Cooperative Extension Program, the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, and the Kentucky School of Public Health.

3 This information is provided by the H.E.E.L. Program. Health Education through Extension Leadership (H.E.E.L.) is a partnership among the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service, Kentucky State University Cooperative Extension Program, the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, and the Kentucky School of Public Health.

4 What is the National D.E.C. Alliance Training? D.E.C. Alliance Participants learn to: Establish a collaborative, multidisciplinary response to children discovered in meth labs. File child endangerment charges and/or file enhancements against lab operators. Medically care for and protect drug- endangered children.

5 This information is provided by the H.E.E.L. Program. Health Education through Extension Leadership (H.E.E.L.) is a partnership among the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service, Kentucky State University Cooperative Extension Program, the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, and the Kentucky School of Public Health. Outcomes may include: Physical and emotional protection of children. Breaking the cycle of child abuse. Protection of exposed child’s health. Establishment of community protocol through cooperation, sharing of information, and case coordination.

6 This information is provided by the H.E.E.L. Program. Health Education through Extension Leadership (H.E.E.L.) is a partnership among the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service, Kentucky State University Cooperative Extension Program, the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, and the Kentucky School of Public Health. DEC Trainers Include: Clan Lab Investigator Police Child Crimes/Abuse Investigator Child Protective/Family Services Case Worker Children’s Hospital/Medical Evaluator District Attorney/Prosecutor Child Psychologist

7 This information is provided by the H.E.E.L. Program. Health Education through Extension Leadership (H.E.E.L.) is a partnership among the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service, Kentucky State University Cooperative Extension Program, the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, and the Kentucky School of Public Health. Session Topics Include: History of D.E.C. Law enforcement role in D.E.C. cases Role of Child Protective Service Workers Role of Medical Evaluator Prosecutor’s Role Psycho-social Evaluation Community action planning

8 This information is provided by the H.E.E.L. Program. Health Education through Extension Leadership (H.E.E.L.) is a partnership among the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service, Kentucky State University Cooperative Extension Program, the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, and the Kentucky School of Public Health. Target Audience Clandestine lab investigators Child crimes investigators Prosecutors Community Health Professionals Child protective service professionals Physicians Nurses Family Resource Center Directors Emergency Medical Professionals Mental Health Professionals

9 This information is provided by the H.E.E.L. Program. Health Education through Extension Leadership (H.E.E.L.) is a partnership among the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service, Kentucky State University Cooperative Extension Program, the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, and the Kentucky School of Public Health. Target Audience (continued) Pediatric dentists Victim’s Advocates Pharmacists In-home caregivers and educators Para-professionals Early childhood professionals Public Health professionals Anyone who works with children

10 This information is provided by the H.E.E.L. Program. Health Education through Extension Leadership (H.E.E.L.) is a partnership among the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service, Kentucky State University Cooperative Extension Program, the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, and the Kentucky School of Public Health. Meth lab dangers to children Inhalation and exposure to toxic fumes and chemicals. Presence of colorless, odorless gas. Ingestion of chemicals or contaminated food. Chaotic home life; poor supervision. Criminal behavior modeled in home. Increased risk of future substance abuse.

11 This information is provided by the H.E.E.L. Program. Health Education through Extension Leadership (H.E.E.L.) is a partnership among the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service, Kentucky State University Cooperative Extension Program, the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, and the Kentucky School of Public Health. Community Dangers Increased crime. Poor health. Increased incidence family violence likely. Increased child abuse and neglect likely. Home-based manufacture is easy and dangerous. Fire and explosion risks endanger everyone.

12 This information is provided by the H.E.E.L. Program. Health Education through Extension Leadership (H.E.E.L.) is a partnership among the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service, Kentucky State University Cooperative Extension Program, the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, and the Kentucky School of Public Health. Social Costs of Faltering Childhood Increased risk of premature birth or low birth weight. Increased risk of developmental delays and disabilities. Avoidable grade retention and learning difficulties. Increased risk of child maltreatment. Premature death.

13 This information is provided by the H.E.E.L. Program. Health Education through Extension Leadership (H.E.E.L.) is a partnership among the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service, Kentucky State University Cooperative Extension Program, the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, and the Kentucky School of Public Health. Social Costs Continuing: Adolescence Juvenile criminal behavior. Teen childbearing. Teen fatherhood. Substance Abuse. Low educational achievement. School behavioral problems.

14 This information is provided by the H.E.E.L. Program. Health Education through Extension Leadership (H.E.E.L.) is a partnership among the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service, Kentucky State University Cooperative Extension Program, the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, and the Kentucky School of Public Health. Social Costs Continuing: Adulthood Addiction. Low education. Criminal behavior. Productivity losses. Reduced earnings. Welfare dependency.

15 This information is provided by the H.E.E.L. Program. Health Education through Extension Leadership (H.E.E.L.) is a partnership among the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service, Kentucky State University Cooperative Extension Program, the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, and the Kentucky School of Public Health. Child victim or child perpetrator? In 1993, reported juvenile violent crime prevalence figures indicated that:  Over 1,000 offenses were committed by children under 10.  About 8,000 offenses were committed by children between 10 and 12.

16 This information is provided by the H.E.E.L. Program. Health Education through Extension Leadership (H.E.E.L.) is a partnership among the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service, Kentucky State University Cooperative Extension Program, the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, and the Kentucky School of Public Health. Child victim or child perpetrator (continued)  27,000 offenses were committed by juveniles between ages 13 and 14.  23,000 offenses were committed by 15-year-olds.  29,000 offenses were committed by 16-year-olds.  30,000 offenses were committed by 17-year-olds.

17 This information is provided by the H.E.E.L. Program. Health Education through Extension Leadership (H.E.E.L.) is a partnership among the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service, Kentucky State University Cooperative Extension Program, the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, and the Kentucky School of Public Health. Substance Abuse In 1994, 8.2% of adolescents between 12 and 17 reported using illicit drugs in the last month. 15.5% had used drugs in the previous year. 20.3% had ever used drugs. Alcohol use was higher.

18 This information is provided by the H.E.E.L. Program. Health Education through Extension Leadership (H.E.E.L.) is a partnership among the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service, Kentucky State University Cooperative Extension Program, the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, and the Kentucky School of Public Health. Methamphetamine According to 2002 statistics: 9.1% of American teens report using methamphetamine. 12.7% of Kentucky teens report using methamphetamine. Rates of prescription and other drug abuse are also on the rise.

19 This information is provided by the H.E.E.L. Program. Health Education through Extension Leadership (H.E.E.L.) is a partnership among the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service, Kentucky State University Cooperative Extension Program, the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, and the Kentucky School of Public Health. Life validating research Have you seen multiple generations in the “system?” Have you seen families that use drugs together? Have you known children who steal or shoplift? Do you know young children who seem depressed or lack motivation? Does your community seem to have lost an innocence of the past?

20 This information is provided by the H.E.E.L. Program. Health Education through Extension Leadership (H.E.E.L.) is a partnership among the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service, Kentucky State University Cooperative Extension Program, the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, and the Kentucky School of Public Health. Frustrations and Solutions Have you been frustrated because there seems to be lack of understanding and communication between different professions? Do you see problems and wish you had more information before being forced to make a decision? Do you later find out a situation was drug-related yet wonder what could have been done about it even if you had known?

21 This information is provided by the H.E.E.L. Program. Health Education through Extension Leadership (H.E.E.L.) is a partnership among the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service, Kentucky State University Cooperative Extension Program, the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, and the Kentucky School of Public Health. Prevention through Protection Early identification. Placement in a safe environment. Developmental testing and follow-up care. Comprehensive health and mental health services are key.

22 This information is provided by the H.E.E.L. Program. Health Education through Extension Leadership (H.E.E.L.) is a partnership among the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service, Kentucky State University Cooperative Extension Program, the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, and the Kentucky School of Public Health. Better futures for children

23 Regional DEC trainings coming soon! Please save the dates…

24 This information is provided by the H.E.E.L. Program. Health Education through Extension Leadership (H.E.E.L.) is a partnership among the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service, Kentucky State University Cooperative Extension Program, the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, and the Kentucky School of Public Health. Locations to be announced… February 28-March 1 March 3-4 March 5* Physician special session March 7-8 March Continuing education credits offered for physicians, nurses, nutritionists, and social workers. Additional credits possible if requested.

25 This information is provided by the H.E.E.L. Program. Health Education through Extension Leadership (H.E.E.L.) is a partnership among the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service, Kentucky State University Cooperative Extension Program, the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, and the Kentucky School of Public Health. More information? Please contact: Holly E. Hopper (859) ext

26 This information is provided by the H.E.E.L. Program. Health Education through Extension Leadership (H.E.E.L.) is a partnership among the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service, Kentucky State University Cooperative Extension Program, the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, and the Kentucky School of Public Health.

27 Resources Social Costs of Faltering Child Development, September 1998, Prepared for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Public Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Prepared by Teague, J., Thorne, J., Luckey, H.B., and Hoerger, T.J., Center for Research in Education, Center for Economics Research, Research Triangle Institute, Research Triangle Park, NC National Drug Endangered Children Alliance resource materials. meth-kentucky.htm

28 This information is provided by the H.E.E.L. Program. Health Education through Extension Leadership (H.E.E.L.) is a partnership among the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service, Kentucky State University Cooperative Extension Program, the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, and the Kentucky School of Public Health. Planning Partners Include: KY Department for Public Health KY ASAP- Agency for Substance Abuse Policy National Guard U.K. Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center Children’s EMS KY Board of EMS AHEC Pennyrile Narcotics Task Force College of Social Work Training Resource Center KY Division of Maternal and Child Health Kentucky State Police Reclaiming Futures in the Mountains of Kentucky KY River Community Care Injury Free Kids Coalition Adoption Support of Kentucky Kentucky Pediatric Society Kentucky Medical Examiner’s Officer U.K. Pediatrics KY EMS for Children DPH Division of Public Protection and Safety U.K. Public Health Dentistry Cabinet for Health & Family Services Dept. for Community Based Services Training Branch Cabinet for Health & Family Services, Permanency & Protection-Adult Protection Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky Division of Child Abuse & Domestic Violence Services Division of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Kentucky Crime Prevention Coalition


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