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CAI Conference: Best Practices in Trauma Informed Overdose Prevention: Confronting Stigma to Save Lives

December 7, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm


While substance use disorders are considered chronic and treatable medical conditions, studies still show that people who use drugs still face discrimination and stigma that negatively impacts wellness and access to healthcare, including initiation of medications for opioid use disorder and social services. Thus, confronting and reducing stigma is critical to addressing the overdose epidemic.

As more initiatives unfold across New Jersey to increase access to overdose prevention, harm reduction, treatment, and recovery services, confronting stigma at multiple levels and creating a culture of change is imperative, despite the pervasiveness among the public and healthcare providers. Join us to gain insights, understanding, connections and strategies to recognize and address stigma across the care continuum to create healing environments that support people who use drugs and the people who care for them.

Who should attend:
CAI strives to build the trauma lens in agencies that work in public health and public safety across the state to foster a trauma-informed ecosystem that allows for compassionate and non-judgmental service delivery approaches. Persons in the field harm reduction, substance use disorder, addiction medicine, HIV prevention and treatment, including but not limited to front line staff and providers, community health workers, overdose fatality review team members, EMS personnel.

Please Note:

  • This is a free conference.
  • CEU’s are not available for this conference.
  • Breakfast and hot lunch to be served. If you have any dietary restrictions, please contact Patrick Taylor at ptaylor@CAIglobal.org

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December 7, 2023
9:00 am - 3:30 pm


Robert Treat Hotel
50 Park Pl
Newark, NJ 07102
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Cicatelli Associates Inc