What’s Stigma Got to Do with It?


This webinar explores ways stigma appears in the patient – provider interaction, what clients are really looking for from their providers, and strategies to combat stigma in the workplace.

Target Audience

Anyone who works directly with clients and patients and makes referrals including, but not limited to:

  • Nurses
  • Social workers
  • Case workers
  • Advocates
  • Peer support specialists
  • Hotline volunteers
  • Behavioral health professionals
  • People who work in the following systems of care; domestic violence and sexual assault support services, substance use treatment, HIV/AIDS service organizations, and primary care

Learning Objectives

By the end of this training, participants will:

  • be able to define stigma;
  • be able to identify how stigma can show up in the workplace on multiple levels; and
  • have learned strategies for changing behaviors that can perpetuate stigma, particularly toward clients and patients.

“I ask more questions now, a lot more. Like, ‘What kinds of things are you facing in your life, what do you experience, are there things people say to you that you wish they wouldn’t or treat you in a certain way?’ And I try to use that to show that I am learning. I want to make sure that they know when they come and see me, I am not going to be that person who adds more stigma to their lives.”

Stigma training participant

We’re particularly committed to service providers working in the highest-need parts of the country. We offer on-site training in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Combined with our tailored technical assistance and virtual training options, on-site trainings help to ensure a long-lasting partnership that supports quality, comprehensive care within your setting.

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