4 recovery, resiliency, & person centered language provider training.
Person centered language.
This session will explore the use of culturally sensitive, understandable and nonintrusive communication that is appropriate for the type of therapy/treatment, to improve treatment.
When you use terms like this it assumes the person with a disability is living a reduced quality of life.
Dirty little words caregivers should never repeat
People centered language for a deeper understanding… it is important to engage the person and his/her supporters), in identifying descriptive language.
Many of the common terms used in describing people with problematic use of drugs
Learn about using more respectful, empowering language:
People are so much more than their substance use disorder, mental illness, or disability.
It emphasizes their unique traits, strengths, and worth.
When we talk about people who have one specific characteristic in common, we have a natural tendency to unintentionally “label” them.
The preferred terms are meant to maintain dignity and respect for all individuals.
This model recognizes that people are so much more than their disability or condition, whether that be a physical limitation, mental illness, or a substance use disorder.
How to use these guidelines.
If you work in aging services, steer clear of repeating these dirty little words.
What does this study attempt to show?
It is seeing the person’s strengths first, instead of
Samhsa ‘s four major dimensions that support a life in recovery:
When you describe someone using a label, you lose the chance to see their individual identity.
10 referring to people first was thought of as an alternative to labeling individuals, which may have led to promotion of biases, devaluing of individuals, and expressing negative attitudes.