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Mission 25 Event

A Look At Stigma Reduction in Our Community

Free Event

Date & Time

Wednesday, June 28, 2023

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


Recovery Engagement Center

605 S Douglas Ave.
Columbia City, IN 46725

Event Overview

Learn more about stigma and substance use disorder in this free 1-hour training for clinical and non-clinical individuals.

Learning Objectives

  • How stigma impacts access to services and creates barriers to treatment.
  • The concepts of substance use disorder as a disease.
  • How to utilize language and pro-active service techniques to facilitate connections with individuals with substance use disorder and reduce barriers to treatment.

About the Presenter

Tasha Brown is a Registered Nurse and the Director of Outreach and Program Development at Volunteers of America Ohio & Indiana. She serves as the Nurse Consultant at Riley Hospital for Children for the Department of Child Services’ Psychotropic Medication Advisory Program. She served as coordinator and presenter for the Marion County Health Department’s Compassionate Care: Stigma Reduction Training Initiative and Program Coordinator at IU School of Medicine’s Project ECHO Substance Use Disorder Series.

Volunteers of America

Volunteers of America’s mission is to transform lives and help people reach their full potential by offering hope and restoring dignity. Our vision is a world where all people live in safety, with social, emotional and physical well-being, spiritual fulfillment, justice and hope.