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Stigma, Language & Implicit Bias: Moving Toward Becoming a Stigma Free Provider

This is the final session of the 3-part series Embracing Pregnant & Parenting Families Challenged with Substance Use Disorder.

After the session, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize data relevant to addiction and recovery in the United States

  • Define stigma and examine its impact upon individuals experiencing addiction and those in recovery

  • Discuss implicit bias and examine strategies to examine and reduce our own unconscious bias

  • Illustrate the power of language in relationship to stigma and contrast stigmatizing language with the language of recovery

  • Identify actions each member of the health care team can take to reduce the impact of stigma

Presenter Information:

Sharon Hesseltine, BSW, is President and CEO of Intentional Development, providing consultation, facilitation and training to strengthen services for pregnant and parenting families who have substance use disorders, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and trauma. For over 30 years Sharon has worked in Public Health and specialized in early childhood development, women’s health, substance use disorder and recovery.  

Continuing Education:

Continuing Medical Education (CME), American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on  Accreditation (CNE), Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES), Iowa Credentialing Board, Missouri Board of Certification are pending approval. The series will be accepted by the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board and is deemed alcohol and drug specific and will be accepted for continuing education for licensed alcohol and drug counselors in Nebraska. 



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Starts: Jun. 9, 2021 11:30 am
Ends: Jun. 9, 2021 1:00 pm
Registration Deadline
June 9, 2021
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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