We envision caring professionals across Texas collaborating to create safe, supportive and drug-free communities in which children will thrive.
TADEC advocates for intervention on behalf of children in volatile drug environments and assists communities in building collaborative, multidisciplinary Drug Endangered Children (DEC) alliances.
All children deserve to be loved, nurtured and provided for in a safe environment.
Strengthening collaborative efforts among existing community resources is the best way to provide the necessary services and support for children exposed to volatile drug environments.
Providing education and resources to multidisciplinary professionals increases the effectiveness of comprehensive community responses to drug endangered children.
Leveraging the full scope of their resources, communities can break the cycle of drug abuse.
The Texas Alliance for Drug Endangered Children was formed in an effort to protect Texas children living in volatile drug environments. Professionals from law enforcement, child protective services, the criminal justice system, medical and mental health professions, educators, and other child advocates have come together to make children a priority.
The Texas Alliance for Drug Endangered Children is available to provide training and consultation to Texas communities interested in creating their own local DEC programs. Additionally, we have developed inter-agency protocols that outline the appropriate process for handling children found in these dangerous environments. These protocols make everyone’s jobs more efficient, cut out the redundancy between different agencies, and more importantly, create a safety net to protect our children.
Please feel free to contact us for additional information and/or resources at 214-522-8600.