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PATHWAYS TO STRENGTHENING AND SUPPORTING FAMILIES IN ILLINOIS. Module 3D – Drug Endangered Child Protocol. Job Competency. Assess the need for Law Enforcement involvement regarding a Drug-Endangered Child (DEC). Video: Tweaked.

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pathways to strengthening and supporting families in illinois
PATHWAYS TO STRENGTHENING

AND SUPPORTING FAMILIES IN ILLINOIS

Module 3D – Drug Endangered Child Protocol

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job competency
Job Competency
  • Assess the need for Law Enforcement involvement regarding a Drug-Endangered Child (DEC).

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video tweaked

Video: Tweaked

Watch for incidences of collaboration between child welfare and law enforcement

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meth production and use in illinois
Meth Production and Use in Illinois
  • Have become “mom and pop” in-home labs increasing the danger to children
  • Originally confined to rural areas
  • Manufacturers and users are often the same

- Based on 2002 data from Illinois State Police

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history checks and cross reporting
History Checks and Cross Reporting
  • Is there an open DCFS case ?
  • Have there been prior or pending child abuse/neglect reports ?
  • LEADS check
  • Law enforcement & DCFS share critical information (safety issues, family dynamics etc.)

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video hidden dangers

Video:Hidden Dangers

Watch for safety tips and warnings

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safety tips
Safety Tips
  • Keep 7-10 foot distance from user
  • Slow your speech and lower the pitch of your voice
  • Slow your movements
  • Keep your hands visible
  • Keep the user talking

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dcfs safety procedures
DCFS Safety Procedures
  • Make immediate contact with OFFICER IN CHARGE (OIC).
  • Contact children AFTER you have been briefed by OIC.
  • Enter home only when necessary, and after Site Safety Officer has deemed the area safe. Never enter when protective clothing is required.

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DCFS Safety Procedures
  • When transporting children that may have been contaminated, DCFS needs to take protective measures as deemed necessary by the Site Safety Officer.
  • Do NOT take children’s personal clothing or toys if there is a possibility of contamination.

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hazards and conditions
Hazards and Conditions
  • Drugs and drug paraphernalia
  • Exposure to toxic chemicals
  • Booby traps
  • Exposed wiring
  • Refrigerator and chemicals
  • Sleeping areas
  • Guns and weapons
  • Pornographic materials
  • Mobile labs

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field medical assessment protocol
Field Medical Assessment Protocol
  • If a child is in distress, summon emergency medical staff to the scene
  • A medical assessment should be done for each child found at a meth lab within 3 hours after the worker leaves the site with the child

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immediate care protocol
Immediate Care Protocol
  • Child should be seen in an ER within 3 hours of leaving site
  • Follow “routine” emergency medical care PLUS the DEC protocol
  • Request urine sample within 12 hours – should be made to test the sample at any detectable level

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dec protocol summary
DEC Protocol - Summary
  • Coordinated response starts before case initiation
  • Safety issues
  • Evidence Collection
  • Documentation of Hazardous Conditions
  • Medical Protocols

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