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In response to the Administration’s 2010 National Drug Control Strategy, the U.S. Department of Justice established the Federal Interagency Task Force on Drug Endangered Children (DEC).The DEC Task Force Federal Partnerships Subcommittee conducted an assessment of promising practices in the field and of training modules provided by federal, state, local, tribal, and community-based providers across the country. This toolkit is a compilation of many of those practices for your use, separated into three categories: (1) increasing DEC awareness, (2) fostering community collaboration and (3) creating a more effective response.
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the Lifelong Consequences of Trauma is an article from the American Academy of Pediatrics that defines ACEs, talks about the role of stress, the biology of trauma, the effect of trauma on a parent's ability and what lies ahead including several evidence-based, effective clinical treatments to call on in intervening with children who have experienced trauma and adversity, including Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy18 and Parent-Child Interactive Therapy.
The goal of the Vision 21: Transforming Victim Services initiative, supported by the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, is to expand the vision and impact of the crime victim assistance field. Beginning in 2010, and continuing over 18 months, Vision 21 projects examined the current framework of the victim assistance field in the United States and explored new and existing challenges facing the field.
This chart outlines elements of the Victims of Crime Act. The Crime Victims Fund (the Fund) was established by the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) of 1984. The Fund is financed by fines and penalties paid by convicted federal offenders, not from tax dollars.
As part of developing model standards, the Office for Victims of Crime has developed a list of glossary terms for information about specific standards applicable to those terms.
This AAP clinical report reviews some of the short-term effects of maternal substance use during pregnancy and long-term implications of fetal exposure inclduing medical, psychiatric, and behavioral symptoms of children and adolescents in families affected by substance use.It provides suggestions for pediatricians, including screening families, mandated reporting requirements, and directing families to services.
An infographic regarding the Amecian Opioid Crisis. Features statistics regarding the incience of opioid dependence, the impact on children, and what policies can help.
This e-publication provides guidelines and suggestions to help victim service practitioners and program administrators improve the quality and consistency of their response to crime victims. Select from the Program Standards, Competency Standards, and Ethical Standards buttons below or use the menu on the left to learn more about the purpose and scope of the standards; how to use the standards to improve crime. victim/survivor survivors; and terms, definitions, and resources related to the standards.
This study analyzes and compares exposures to prescription opioids among abstract children and adolescents younger than 20 years old in the United States.