DEC Conference

The 2017 Iowa DEC Conference will be held Monday, April 3, 2017 at Prairie Meadows!

Featured Speaker:

Phil Breitenbucher—Director of Family Drug Court Programs at Children and Family Futures, Lake Forest, CA

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Early bird rate extended to March 17th!

Register online at


Please contact Prairie Meadows if you will need hotel accommodations. Reservations must be made by Thursday, March 9th, 2017 to receive the block rate of $107 plus state and local occupancy tax. 

Attendees will make and pay for their own reservations. 

Use booking code 040217DEC

Prairie Meadows Hotel (800-325-9015) or


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. Handouts will be posted here when made available by the presenters. 

Morning Plenary:

2017 Update on Eastern Iowa Heroin Initiative – Assistant U.S. Attorney Pat Reinert and Officer Al Fear 


1A: Phil Breitenbucher - The Essentials of Early Identification, Recovery Support, and Case Monitoring (Working Together Differently for Families in the Child Welfare System) 

1B: An Intro into Drug Recognition/Patrol K9 Unit

1D: Illicit Drugs in the Hair of a Child - Joe Jones

2B: The Care and Feeding of the Juvenile Court Judge
Effective Testifying and Report Writing
Why Read to Babies
Effective Strategies for Developing a Trauma-Informed Court Team

2C: Iowa Drug Trends and Safety Awareness - Hash Oil Extraction Hazards

2D: Umbilical Cord Drug Testing - Joe Jones

Afternoon Plenary:

Phil Breitenbucher - We Know What Works 
Additional Two-Page Handout

Printed from the Governor's Office of Drug Control Policy website on August 19, 2017 at 4:13am.