Stigma Prevention Webinar

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 11:00 to 12:15
Webinar Fee: 
$15.00 for NATA members / $25.00 for non-members
Target Audience: 
Athletic Trainers
Jennifer Ostrowski, Ph.D., LAT, ATC
Dr. Ostrowski is a faculty member in the Master of Science in Athletic Training program, and is the Director of the Doctor of Athletic Training Program. Her previous experience includes serving as the initial Coordinator of Clinical Education for Moravian's College's MSAT program, as Athletic Training Program Director at Weber State University, and as Coordinator of Clinical Education at Lasell College. Dr. Ostrowski's research interests center on the psychology of injury, and therapeutic modalities. She has been active in her scholarship, authoring a national textbook, titled Psychosocial Strategies for Athletic Training, and over 20 peer-reviewed publications, as well as presenting at over 50 professional conferences. Dr. Ostrowski has been awarded several National and private grants to fund her therapeutic modalities research, and was recently asked to serve as a subject matter expert for the NATA's pilot Self-Assessment Module in mental health. She also serves as a member of the Exam Development Committee for the National Board of Certification examination, and as a site visitor for the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education.
Grady J. Hardeman M.Ed., LAT, ATC
I currently work as a manager for HEALTHWORKS, which is the corporate health and wellness division for Atrium Health. I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sports Medicine from Wingate University (1996), a Master of Education Degree from The Citadel (1999), and a post-master’s certificate in Healthcare Administration from East Carolina University (2018). I have a passion for improving the health and wellness of the athletic and employer population, specifically as it relates to behavioral health. I believe that the athletic trainer plays a vital role in increasing access, improving outcomes, and containing the cost of healthcare services. I am married with two daughters, and my hobbies include serving in my church, public speaking, and competing in road races and triathlons.
Mental health problems are common, with 18.5% of the US population suffering from a mental health illness in a given year, however, only 41% of people with a mental health illness use mental health services each year. The stigma associated with mental health illness often leads to a fear of embarrassment and feeling of shame that serves as a powerful deterrent to someone seeking help. With the appropriate interventions, the majority of mental health problems will improve. However, due to stigma treatment is typically delayed on average by five years. One way to work to decrease the stigma associated with mental health problems is to educate the public about both the illnesses themselves, as well as how they can help. This webinar will overview the prevalence of mental health conditions in US adolescents and adults and will identify risk factors and special concerns of the most prevalent mental health conditions. It will also differentiate between skill sets of various mental health provider types and will provide the attendee with strategies to destigmatize mental health conditions and help-seeking behaviors.
Athletic Training Domains: 
Course Level: 
Clinical Objectives: 

At the conclusion of this presentation, the learner will be able to:

Participants will be able to describe the prevalence of mental health conditions in US adult and youth populations.
Participants will be be able to identify risk factors and special concerns associated with the most prevalent mental health conditions.
Participants will be able to distinguish between mental health provider types based on skill sets and populations treated.
Participants will be able to strategize how to decrease stigma associated with mental health conditions and to increase health-seeking behaviors in their clinical population.
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Please Note:  You must be present for the duration of the webinar in order to receive your CEU, if applicable.