WIDEC exists to help you make a difference in the lives of children who are in danger because their parents or caregivers are using, dealing or manufacturing drugs. We are united in the commitment to support, rescue, shelter, and defend children who are being harmed by drugs.
Our partners are essential to the success and safety of the children we protect. Therefore, we would like to thank them for their perseverance in supporting our efforts.
Community involvement from everyone is essential. WIDEC realizes that statewide awareness and involvement go hand in hand. Together we can be proactive as a team to send the message that Wisconsin values the safety of children, and will not accept child neglect, physical, emotional or sexual abuse due to drugs.
WIDEC defines 'Drug Endangered Child' as:
Any child, born or unborn, *at risk of neglect, or sexual or physical abuse, or emotional abuse, or mental harm by the parent's or caregiver's use, distribution or manufacture of any controlled substance or the parent's or caregiver's failure to protect the child from the exposure to the use, distribution or manufacture of any controlled substance.
*(As defined by Wisconsin Statute 940 and Chapter 48)
Check out this link to a story that recently ran in the Wausau City Pages regarding children that are born drug addicted. This is an unfortunate reality in many of our communities.