PCA Illinois has a long-standing partnership with the National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children (National DEC). We have partnered with them for many years to provide drug endangered children awareness trainings throughout Illinois. Last year, National DEC trained PCA Illinois staff and Illinois Alliance for Drug Endangered Children (Illinois DEC) members to become certified DEC trainers. DEC awareness trainings are provided regularly to professionals across the state. PCA Illinois also coordinates and provides leadership for Illinois DEC and our Prevention Specialists provide assistance in establishing local DEC alliances.

National DEC recently launched their new CheckDEC mobile application. CheckDEC immediately connects children, families, and professionals to substance use related information, crisis helplines, drug and treatment information, supportive resources, and services within their local area. 
To learn more about CheckDEC and to download the app for free, click here.