Online Stigma, Bias, and Trauma-Informed Care Training

Description: In partnership with the Brigham & Women's Hospital CARE (Coordinated Approach to Resilience and Empowerment) Clinic, PNQIN is proud to offer online stigma, bias, and trauma-informed care training. This team-focused training is led by Dr. Annie Lewis-O'Connor and is intended for maternal and neonatal health care and service providers. The training content is centered on patients experiencing Substance or Opioid Use Disorder (SUD/OUD) and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS).

Training topics include: Trauma, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), unconscious bias and stigma, structural racism, and the six principles of trauma-informed care.

Training objectives:

  • Understand the roles of stigma, bias, and trauma-informed care and resilience on disparities in health and birth outcomes specifically:

    • Pain management for pregnant and postpartum patients experiencing OUD

    • Discharge and prescription practices for obstetric patients

    • OUD treatment bias for pre- and postpartum patients

Note: This training was initially designed to be interactive and delivered in a group setting. We encourage you to gather a group from your hospital to watch the 1 hour 15 minute training recording, then debrief and discuss together for 45 minutes. Alternatively, your team members could watch the recording individually and schedule time to have a discussion as a group.

If you would like to take this training and receive Continuing Education credits (CME, CEU, and social work credits available), stay tuned -- the link to register is coming soon!
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A cooperative voluntary program involving Massachusetts maternity facilities and key perinatal stakeholders, designed to promote the sharing of best practices of care.