Foundational Fridays – Dismantling Drug Related Stigma
This 2 -hour webinar is a part of our Foundational Fridays Series taking place every last Friday of the month from 12pm – 2pm EST, from July 2023 – June 2024. This webinar focuses on the basics of syringe access.
- This webinar will introduce the concepts of social inequalities faced by people who use drugs, the stigma they experience, and how this impacts their ability to access services. Workshop participants are provided the opportunity to explore how current and former substance users experience the impact of stigma, which can permeate nearly every aspect of their lives including relationships with family, friends, employers, and health care providers. We will discuss How internalized stigma can lead to harmful behaviors is also explored to promote more effective engagement skills with individuals who are actively using drugs. The hope is that through the evaluation of one’s own potential role in perpetuating drug-related stigma, providers will develop new strategies for building more authentic and productive relationships with clients.
Trainers: Tanagra Malgarejo (She/Ella), Director of National Capacity Building
Prerequisite: None, but viewing our Foundations of Harm Reduction is highly recommended
Audience: All health and human service providers, including Peers Workers