Connecticut Department of Children and Families
Sep 19, 2013

Connecticut's Drug Threat, and Drug Endangered Children - Part 2

TRAINER:  Wayne Kowal, Training Program Coordinator for the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Connecticut State Police, Statewide Narcotics Task Force.
 
DATE:  September 19, 2013
 

TIME:  1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

 

CEU's:  Available upon request

 

DESCRIPTION:  This half-day course is offered as a lecture and question-and-answer session wherein participants will learn about the current drug threats in Connecticut, the effects of the presence of these substances in homes where children reside, how to identify risks presented to children in such situations, and the work being done by the Connecticut Drug Endangered Children's Alliance to bring professionals together to improve outcomes for families and children. 

At the conclusion of training, participants will be able to:

Identify the current drug trends in Connecticut, including explaining why some drugs are more or less prevalent in CT than other areas:

  • Recognize signs of abuse of drugs that do not present on traditional screens.
  • Identify signs of manufacturing - personal use and for profit.
  • Identify signs of safety concerns for anyone entering the home.
  • Identify signs of abuse, neglect or risk to children in environments where illicit substances are used, manufactured, or distributed and be able to utilize a risk assessment checklist for children in such environments
  • Develop a working knowledge of the partners and state agencies involved in the Connecticut Drug Endangered Children's Alliance and their respective roles in improving the outcomes for families and children. 
NOTE:  LOCATION CHANGE

SOUTHERN TRAINING ACADEMY (SOTA)
(1 Long Wharf Drive - New Haven, CT  06511 - 1st floor)

Directions:

Coming from I-95 North, take exit 46 for Long Wharf Dr toward Sargent Dr.  Turn right at the end of the ramp onto Long Wharf Drive.  DCF will be located at the end of Long Wharf Drvie on the right before.  The parking lot entrance will be on the right just past the New Haven Register (on left) and Gateway Community College (on right) 

Coming from I-95 South, take exit 46 for Long Wharf Dr toward Sargent Dr.  Turn left at Sargent Dr. Take the 3rd right onto Long Wharf Drive.  DCF will be located at the end of Long Wharf Drive on the right.  The parking lot entrance will be on the right just past the New Haven Register (on left) and Gateway Community College (on right) 

When attending training at SoTA, you may use the general parking lot outside of the DCF office.
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"Registration Process" for Providers, Families, Youth and All Others
 
Step 1:  Create a "Log in Profile/User ID" and a password.  (Select "Guest" for a user category)  NOTE: You will only need to create a log-in and user ID just once;  the first time you register for a course.  Please write down your user ID and Password and store in a safe place.

Step 2:  Register for the class you wish to attend utilizing the course calendar.
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Location: So.T.A., DCF Southern Training Academy, Oner Long Wharf, New Haven, CT 06511
This event is 32 miles from you (06106).

1 PM - 4 PM

Contact: Anne McIntyre-Lahner
Email: anne.mcintyre-lahner@ct.gov
Phone: 860-723-7249
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Last day to register: 9/18/2013
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