Online Stigma, Bias, and Trauma-Informed Care Training

Description: In partnership with the Brigham & Women's Hospital C.A.R.E. (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

IMPORTANT: 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 training recording, then debrief and discuss together. All team members must register individually and complete the post-test survey individually. Please do so, as this will help us keep accurate records of who completed the training. Thank you! ​

To register for this training as a Nursing CEU credit-seeker, please click here.
To register for this training as a CME or Social Work credit-seeker, please click here.
Additional TIC Resources:​
  • ​National Birth Equity Collaborative (Home page)

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

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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.