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WHO WE ARE
Drug Endangered Children Training and Advocacy Center
DEC-TAC and the Drug Task Force Program was created to provide the necessary training and tools to break the cycle of drug abuse and violence by providing early intervention and prevention resources to society's most vulnerable: our children. We believe that these trainings and tools are vital to the well-being of our communities as a whole.
Our program addresses both sides of the drug issue; supply and demand. This is accomplished through the use of multidisciplinary response teams.
We are committed to providing the best evidence-based training, technical assistance, and resources available to multi-disciplinary professionals, emphasis on first responders, whose job it is to identify and rescue children from dangerous drug environments by providing children with the services, resources and medical care they need to ensure their well-being.
The Drug Endangered Children Training and Advocacy Center (DEC-TAC) located in Butte County has been in partnership with the California Narcotic Officer's Association (CNOA) since the training office opened in 2010. CNOA provides POST ID and STC credits for all attendees that complete the 8 hour DEC course. CNOA also provides multi-topic classes for Law Enforcement personnel all over California. For more information click on the following link: www.cnoa.org
The DEC Approach is multidisciplinary strategy to change the trajectory of a drug endangered child's life through a common vision
, ongoing collaboration between disciplines and ongoing change in practice and policies, all of which increases the likelihood of better outcomes for drug endangered children.
The Drug Endangered Children (DEC) Training Program allows for DEC experts to train all the California Board of State and Community Corrections-funded drug task forces and other first responders on how to handle children found in drug environments. The DEC Training Program also provides staffing for a DEC Resource, Training and Technical Assistance Center for additional technical assistance for funded drug task forces and other first responders)
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