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The Big Idea: Knowing how parental addiction affects young children can help first responders act with even more care.

Parental Addiction: Responding With Care

Parental Addiction Archived Time: 30 mins to 1hr
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Parental addiction affects the well-being of young children—children you may encounter in your work. You have the opportunity to support children and families affected by addiction, in big and small ways. Join us for a series of webinars to gain resources and strategies you can use right away. Each webinar in this series will highlight a unique provider perspective and offer tactics to address their specific needs.

In the third webinar of this series, Jac Charlier and Jessica Trimboli describe ways law enforcement agents and other first responders can help young children in situations of parental addiction and substance abuse. They’ll explore resources from the Parental Addiction topic page and offer ways a first responder could use them to better understand the effects of parental addiction on young children, and how responders can help in their own interactions with children and families.

Jac Charlier is the National Director for Justice Initiatives for the Center of Health and Justice (CHJ) at TASC. Jac is a nationally recognized expert in pre-arrest police diversion and is the co-founder of the Police, Treatment and Community (PTACC) Collaborative.

Jessica Trimboli is an Investigator with the Okaloosa County Sherriff’s Office in Florida. Jessica is part of the Violent Crimes and Special Victims unit and is devoted to helping the children in the community, not only through law enforcement means, but through her work with the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center and the Department of Health through the Okaloosa County Drug Endangered Children’s Alliance.

DisposeRx provided generous support for Sesame Street in Communities Parental Addiction provider webinars.