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June 4, 2012

Reflections on drug endangered children

By Sue Seibert | sue_seibert@att.net

I wasn’t aware until a couple of months ago that Palo Pinto County has an active Alliance for Drug Endangered Children (DEC). When I taught, these were some of the kids I worked most closely with, and I was hopeful to see our county making strides toward helping these children. I attended a meeting, and I was energized to help in whatever way I can.

Perhaps I need to explain. These alliances, which are now visible across the country, unite caring professionals and other support individuals to help create safe, supportive, drug-free environments where all children can thrive and grow. They believe that all children deserve love, nurture and safety, and they help to strengthen collaborative efforts by providing a one-stop place where members can set up effective means to help children when their worlds fall apart because their caregivers are dealing or making drugs and are arrested for those illegal activities.

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