Pettis County to Form New Coalition for Drug Endangered Children

6 years 3 months 3 weeks ago Thursday, May 23 2013 May 23, 2013 Thursday, May 23, 2013 5:11:00 PM CDT May 23, 2013 in News
By: Jen Lask
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SEDALIA - The Pettis County Community Partnership and Sedalia's chapter of Mothers Against Methamphetamine met Thursday afternoon to discuss the formation of a new coalition. 

Chuck Daugherty, the executive director of ACT Missouri, said intervention was key. 

"Intervention works," Daugherty said, "no matter how late it may seem."

Daugherty presented statistics from the National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children. The Alliance defined drug endangered children as being at risk for physical or emotional harm as a result of illegal drug use. In Missouri, the Alliance estimates roughly 43,000 children live with a parent who abuses illicit drugs. 

"We'd be foolish not to jump in and help the city and the kids," Daugherty said to the Pettis community members who attended the meeting. "You have the right folks in your community to fix the problem."

Daugherty suggested house inspections as a way of monitoring the status of drug endangered children. He said drug abusers were less likely to work as hard to clean up evidence if they were expecting a community member to visit than if they were expecting police or a social worker. 

Claudia Kays, the director of Sedalia's Mothers Against Methamphetamine, said she hoped this new coalition would make a difference.

"I'm hoping that it will help the problem in Pettis County by starting to break the cycle that the kids are living in these homes," Kays said. "They're growing up in these homes. That's the way of life that they're seeing and that's the way of life that they're beginning to live."

The groups hope to begin training with the Missouri Alliance for Drug Endangered Children this summer. Once formed, this coalition will be the third active one in Missouri. 

 

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