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Addressing Stigma within Healthcare & Social Service Provision

From Futures Without Violence

Stigma is complicated & there are numerous components at play that allow stigma to affect health care & social services. Power imbalances among people, in environments, & 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 & provide tools/resources that can help providers treat clients with respect, dignity, & worth.


Ondine Quinn, MSW, CSW, Training & Technical Assistance Specialist, Provide

Kate Vander Tuig, Senior Program Specialist, Futures Without Violence

Graciela Olguin, Program Assistant, Futures Without Violence