104. Intergenerational Trauma: Our Community’s Opportunity to Heal a Families Inherited Stigma

104. Intergenerational Trauma: Our Community’s Opportunity to Heal a Families Inherited Stigma

104. Intergenerational Trauma: Our Community’s Opportunity to Heal a Families Inherited Stigma

Agnes Chen, RN; Founder of Starlings Community; Calgary, Alberta

Learning objectives:
  1. Identify how substance use stigma can influence risk for adverse health outcomes in youth who are exposed to parental substance use disorder.
  2. Apply a trauma-aware and healing centred approach to their practice with individuals who have a SUD.
  3. Recognize potential opportunities within the nursing community to dismantle stigma and support the well-being of impacted families.
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Abstract:

Evidence informs us that children impacted by the stress of a parent’s substance use are up to double to triple the risk for mental illness, substance use disoder, and suicide. Despite this prevalence and risk, minimal early intervention efforts exist, and stigma continues to be a barrier for both children and their parents. Nurses are uniquely positioned within the healthcare system to dismantle substance use stigma and to support a family’s healing. This interactive workshop will expose the impact substance use stigma can have on the intergenerational risk for trauma and SUD in families, while informing the nursing community of tangible ways to mitigate this risk.

IMPERIAL 8

MEETING ID: 858 6520 0828
PASSWORD: MAPLE22

Comment (1)

  1. Theresa Moore

    Excellent and thought provoking!

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