The Power of Pronouns: Why the Words We Use Are Important

December 13, 2022

Join Jay and Jennie Knight as they explore the colorful and vibrant world when it is safe and affirming for the LGBTQ+ community! They will share information, case studies, and personal stories to help you build safe and affirming spaces for all to live and thrive.

Objectives:

  • Explore Pronouns

  • Gain understanding of minority stress

  • Obtain tools to build an affirming environment for staff, guests, clients/customers, etc.

  • Acknowledge the impact language has on individuals and your organization

Power of Pronouns Training 12-13-22.mp4

Resources

    • This is a list of organizations and community resources meant to supplement those talked about in the video above. This is just a small sample so please search for resources that best fit your situation or contact us (admin@michiganshield.org) with any suggestions.

    • The SOGI cards are a tool used to collect sexual orientation and gender identity information (SOGI). This information is impactful in clinical decision making as well as the delivery of affirming interactions. The cards make name, pronouns, gender identity, and natal sex information actionable to the entire care team while protecting community member privacy. The information within this space can also be transferred to the electronic health record to further improve information sharing and reliability of best practice alerts when they are built to utilize this information.

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