Locals train to help children exposed to drugs

September 22, 2011 • Local News

A new initiative might bring together several agencies to work toward a common goal: helping children who have been taken from homes where they were exposed to drug use or drug manufacturing.

Agency representatives who may help with Roswell’s budding Drug Endangered Children’s Coalition met at Grace Community Church, Wednesday, for an all-day training session. The training was meant to expose them to the program and explain the special needs of children taken from environments where illicit drugs can be found.

“We’re trying to provide training to properly respond to children found in homes where parents use (or) distribute drugs,” said Rich Rosky, assistant director of training for the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Program.

Rosky said Wednesday’s training covered three main concepts: an understanding that children in drug homes are victims; that they must be removed immediately from their home environment; and resources must be provided to the children once they’ve been removed.

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