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People First Language: Incorporating best practices with the children we serve and their families.

Friday, May 19, 2023
10:00 am11:00 am

People-first language ( PFL ), also called person-first language, is a type of linguistic prescription that puts a person before a diagnosis, describing what condition a person "has" rather than asserting what a person "is". It is intended to avoid marginalization or dehumanization (either consciously or subconsciously) when discussing. This training will help participants understand the People-first language and learn how to train volunteers, staff, and program messaging.
Anibal Vega, Director of DEI & External Affairs

Our impact this year has changed our community!

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  • National CASA
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