September Webinar Announcement…Register Today!
Greetings Peers and Allies!
Sorry, we missed you last month! But we are back and have a great webinar opportunity for you. As a Peer Support Specialist, the language we use makes all the difference in one’s ability to successfully engage in and maintain their own recovery.
Please join us on Friday, September 28th at 1:00 PM (ET) for the next installment in our PSCFL Monthly Webinar Series that focuses on the use of language and the impacts language has in our culture. Webinar information below:
Power of Language
Date: September 29, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm EST
Kristina B. Krug, CRPS, NCPSRegister Here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HH9yvAVwQ4yVTWkNhSEogw
Power of Language: Change your Words and Change the World
- Understand the impact of language on worldview and behavior;
- Recognize the power differential that is propped up by stigmatizing language, and how that affects outcomes;
- Appreciate the value of recovery-oriented language in creating a more inclusive society.
The nomenclature of the behavioral health treatment community is influenced by many factors including criminal justice, street slang, and cultural norms about mental illness and substance abuse. As peers and allies in the behavioral health community, we also have influence. We have the ability to affect change in our communities and society by changing the way we talk. In this workshop, we will discuss biased language and explore ways to use plain, descriptive language in place of labels, metaphors, and slang to engender more productive relationships in our professional and personal lives. As Peer Specialists, we have the opportunity to role model the use of recovery-oriented, inclusive language!