More than a DSM code: addressing stigma experienced by families
The stigma attached to mental health disorders is entrenched within the child-serving systems and extends to the family members of children living with complex behavioral health challenges. Parents and caregivers often feel dismissed, blamed for their child’s challenges, or perceived as an extension of their child’s diagnoses. This 90-minute webinar will bring awareness to the normalization of stigma and how it may manifest in unintended ways. It will present a call to action to challenge the status quo and offer strategies for addressing stigmatizing behaviors in real time.