Addressing Stigma within Healthcare and Social Service Provision

Title:  Addressing Stigma within Healthcare and Social Service Provision

Date: Thursday, October 10th, 2019

Time: 10-11:00am PST/ 1-2:00pm EST

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Webinar Description:

Stigma is complicated and there are numerous components at play that allow stigma to affect health care and social services. Power imbalances among people, in environments, and in the structure of our system create an atmosphere where stigmatizing behaviors thrive. Presenters will discuss a framework for understanding stigma, identify staff behavior that stigmatize clients and provide tools/resources that can help providers treat clients with respect, dignity, and worth.

After the webinar, participants will be better able to:

1. Describe the signs and symptoms of stigma, particularly as they relate to health care and social service provision in stigmatized fields.
2. Describe staff behaviors and environmental factors that reduce stigma as it relates to health care and social service provision in stigmatized fields.
3. Describe opportunities and next steps needed to decrease stigmatizing behaviors that impact access to care and services.


  • Ondine Quinn, MSW, CSW, Training and Technical Assistance Specialist, Provide
  • Kate Vander Tuig, Senior Program Specialist, Futures Without Violence
  • Graciela Olguín, Program Assistant, Futures Without Violence

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This webinar is not sponsored or funded by the National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence.

Futures Without Violence is accredited through the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide Category 1 Continuing Medical Education credits (CMEs) to MDs, DOs and residents for participating in select activities designated for CMEs. Futures Without Violence takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of activities.
FUTURES is not accredited to directly provide Continuing Education Units to non-physician participants. However, nurses, social workers and other licensed professionals may obtain general certificates of attendance (designated for select activities) and present these certificates to their respective accreditation boards to claim credit.

Attendees are responsible for verifying the acceptance of education credits with their respective accreditation boards.