Disrupting Stigma to Support Meaningful Change for Families in Family Treatment Court
This webinar is hosted by Practice Academy
This Practice Academy course invites FTC teams and practitioners to step back from their daily interactions with families to consider how their thoughts, beliefs, and language about parenting and SUDs influence how they interact with families. Stigma about SUD, particularly related to child abuse and neglect and prenatal exposure, affects the attitudes of healthcare and treatment professionals, social service agencies/workers, family, friends, and the person with an SUD — creating barriers for parents to seek help and engage in treatment, including medication-assisted treatment. Further, disparities in accessing and completing treatment exist for historically disadvantaged and other underserved groups. FTC teams must actively identify and disrupt stigma in interactions, expectations, language, and policies affecting families. This course provides teams with a framework to begin dismantling practices that do not benefit all families.