REMINDER to REGISTER: Upcoming CAPT event: Peer-Sharing Call: Supporting Practitioners in Addressing Stigma to Prevent Opioid Overdose

Register for this Upcoming CAPT Event
Peer-Sharing Call: Supporting Practitioners in Addressing Stigma to Prevent Opioid Overdose



  • Meeting type: Virtual
  • Date:Tuesday, October 17, 2017
  • Time: 1:30pm to 3:00pm EDT / 12:30pm to 2:00pm CDT / 11:30am to 1:00pm MDT / 10:30am to 12:00pm PDT
  • Duration: 1 hours, 30 minutes





National Prevention Network representatives (NPNs), and state and territory leads for State Targeted Response to Opioid Overdoses (STR) grants in the Southeast service area



Understanding stigma and its impact on prevention is an important aspect of effectively addressing opioid overdoses. Many times states and territories struggle with supporting sub-grantees in recognizing and addressing substance misuse stigma in their communities. Facilitators will provide context for what stigma looks like at the individual, interpersonal, and structural level; how prevention specialists, health providers, and community members may unintentionally perpetuate stigma; and how these levels of stigma accumulate and negatively impact help-seeking behaviors and access to care. During this 1.5-hour peer-sharing call, STR grantees will have an opportunity to share strategies for helping sub-recipients address stigma, specifically at the community level.



Lourdes M. Vázquez, Coordinator, CAPT Southeast Resource Team
Lourdes oversees training and technical assistance (T/TA) for the 12 states and territories located in the CAPT’s Southeast service area. With more than 25 years of experience in the prevention and treatment of substance misuse and mental health disorders, she has placed special interest in addressing stigma and its impact on behavioral health behavior, strategic prevention planning, building partnerships across behavioral health sectors, and working with under-sourced and urban communities.


Haner Hernández, Ph.D., CADAC II, LADC I, CAPT Associate
Haner has worked for more than 20 years developing, implementing, and evaluating health services and leadership development programming for Latino youth and adults. He has extensive experience delivering T/TA support to communities addressing health disparities and organizations that provide addiction and recovery services, providing him with a deep understanding of stigma and its impact in prevention and treatment of substance use disorders.


Shai Fuxman, Ph.D., CAPT Senior Training and Technical Assistance Associate
Shai has more than 15 years of experience conducting research and providing T/TA in the fields of public health and education. His work has focused primarily on the promotion of positive development among youth from marginalized communities. As a senior T/TA provider for SAMHSA’s CAPT, he provides technical assistance on conducting needs assessments, implementing evidence-based strategies, and evaluating prevention efforts.


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