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ODCP Mission

The mission of ODCP is to serve as a leader and a catalyst for improving the health and safety of all Iowans by promoting strategic approaches and collaboration to reduce drug use and related crime.

Drug Endangered Children

Contact Susie Sher at 515-725-0308 for questions about Drug Endangered Children


Iowa's children will grow up in drug-free homes.


To empower communities to break the cycle of drug abuse in families by providing the tools, technical assistance, and training that allow for a collaborative response that ensures the safety of children.


DEC Information

2015 Iowa DEC Conference

The 2015 Iowa DEC Conference will be held Monday, March 30th, 2015 at Prairie Meadows!


2015 DEC Conference Brochure

*Please see Brochure above for information on CEUs available

*Please note - The DEC Conference has been approved for 6 Foster Parent Credit Hours! The breakout sessions NOT approved for foster parents are Drug Testing - For the Protection of Children and Integrating Evidence Based Practices into Family Drug Court.


Prairie Meadows is now accepting reservations for the 2015 DEC Conference. The booking code for the event is 04062015DEC. You can reserve a room online at the link below or call 515-957-3000 to make a reservation. The cutoff date for the block is Friday, February 27th.



Presenter handouts will not be available at the conference. Please print the handouts you would like to have with you and bring them to the conference.

Early Experiences Matter - Honorable Constance Cohen

Introduction to EMDR Therapy - Bonnie Mikelson LISW

Moment to Moment: Teens Growing Up with Prenatal Drug and Alcohol Exposure - Ira J. Chasnoff, MD

Integrating Evidence Based Practices into Family Drug Court - Honorable William S. Owens

Drug Testing - For the Protection of Children - Tony Reed

CORE DEC Training

Core DEC Training, which was developed by the National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children, is available in Iowa. To learn more about this free training, which is designed to help you begin or enhance local DEC efforts, please contact Susie Sher at 515-725-0308 or Contact us to learn more about training in your area.