Buzzwords: Moving to Behavioral Descriptors Tip Sheet
This publication looks at buzzwords in the context of words or phrases commonly used in child welfare reporting and documentation that can be subjective or carry negative connotations, and offers strategies to minimize their negative impact.
Explore a doodle video, tip sheet, and discussion guide to help recognize and correct negative, subjective language used in child welfare reporting.
Capacity Building Center for States (2021). Buzzwords: Moving to Behavioral Descriptors Tip Sheet. Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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