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 stigma, bias, and trauma-informed care training. This 2-hour, virtual training is led by Dr. Annie Lewis-O'Connor and is team-focused and interactive. The intended audience of this training is maternal and neonatal health care and service providers, and 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 post-partum patients


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 this training and discuss together. Alternatively, you could watch the recording individually and schedule a time with your group to have a discussion about what you learned.​

If you would like to take this training and receive Continuing Education credits (CME, CEU, and social work credits available), click here to register and complete a brief pre-training survey. 
  • ​National Birth Equity Collaborative (Home page)

  • NNPQC Thematic Webinar on Trauma-Informed Care: Addressing Stigma and Bias (click here for slides)


Through open sharing of data and promotion of best practices, we aim to achieve measurable improvements in perinatal health outcomes while eliminating health disparities and improving health equity among Massachusetts mothers, newborns, and their families.