The Importance of Person-First Language


| May 16, 2022

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Caring adults can help all young people feel known, recognized, cared for and celebrated for their unique abilities, identities and backgrounds.  An important step in recognizing a young person's individuality is using person-first language.

Person-first language is language that honors a person's individuality and humanity first and recognizes that a diagnosis or situation is not who a person is but rather is a part of them.  For example, "a young person living with a diagnosis of..." or "a young person experiencing homelessness."

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