despp: CT State Police Mark National Drug Endangered Children's Day
2014

{Connecticut State Police Patch}  
STATE OF CONNECTICUT
Department of Emergency Services &
Public Protection
Connecticut State Police
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Middletown, Connecticut 06457
 
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Dr. Dora B. Schriro
Commissioner
Colonel Danny R. Stebbins
Deputy Commissioner
Division of State Police
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 23, 2014

 

CONNECTICUT STATE POLICE MARK NATIONAL DRUG-ENDANGERED CHILDREN'S DAY

 

   April 23, 2014, is National Drug Endangered Children's Day.  The CT Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police, recognizes this day which appropriately falls within National Child Abuse Prevention month. 

 

   The State Police and its community partners recognize drug-endangered children as youth who are at risk of suffering physical or emotional harm as a result of illegal drug use, possession, manufacturing, cultivation or distribution by their caretakers.  They may also be children whose caretaker's substance misuse interferes with his/her ability to parent and/or provide a safe and nurturing environment.

 

   The CT State Police, working in a collaborative effort with other state and local agencies, is committed to identifying children at risk and ensuring services are made available to these families to break the intergenerational cycle of abuse.

    

   The State Police accomplishes this in part through its participation in the Connecticut Alliance for Drug Endangered Children, a collaborative of nine state agencies and the Connecticut Police Chiefs Association, which strives to improve the outcomes of drug-endangered children and youth.

 

   A recognition that “Children + Drugs = Risk” is the keystone of the collaborative's approach to the work with drug-endangered children that includes families, community providers, DCF, law enforcement, other state agencies, faith-based organizations and other entities, providing services and support to those children at risk. 

 

   April 23, 2014, is but one day in the life of a child.  But every day of a child’s life matters and recognizing and addressing the risks to safety, development, and well-being of drug-endangered children supports breaking the abuse/neglect cycle.  If you suspect that a child is being abused or neglected please contact the DCF Careline at 1-800-842-2288. 

 

   Feel free to visit the National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children website:

 

    http://www.nationaldec.org

 

 





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