Course Description: A major focus in behavioral health care is the reduction of stigma to help bridge the gap in access to quality care for marginalized communities. Supportive and motivating language is essential for engaging persons in care who are coping with the challenges that come from substance use disorders, mental illness, physical disabilities and more. People-first language highlights and respects the individuality, equality, and dignity of people with disabilities. This interactive webinar will provide a review and practice skills on the use of affirming person-first language aligning with person-centered care. Using affirming language is an effective means of enhancing the provider-client communication, reducing stigma and bias perspectives, and reflecting hope and support.
Trainer: Diana Padilla
Credits: This training meets the requirements for two renewal hours (CASAC, CPP, CPS) and two initial hours (CPP, CPS) through New York State’s Office of Addiction Services and Supports (NYS OASAS). As an IC & RC member board, OASAS accredited courses are granted reciprocal approval by the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, Alcohol and Drug Counselor Committee. Participants must attend the session in its entirety, turn on their cameras, and actively participate to receive a Certificate of Completion.