By Sandy . . . Earlier this year the Colorado Sex Offender Management Board made the decision to adopt person-first language and change the nomenclature with which their clients are identified from “sex-offender” to “adults who commit sexual offenses.” Person-first language has value. It does away with the long-known dangerous practice of labeling people, and especially labeling them with what…Read More
Why Person-First Language?
By Sandy . . . The Colorado Sex Offender Management Board has instituted a policy that will replace the words “sex offender” when referring to their clients with “adults who commit sexual offenses.” This has met with a negative reaction from many. The editorial board of the Denver Gazette exhibits this negativity in an extremely well written and persuasive piece…Read More
Person-first language takes hold in CO
By Colette Bordelon . . . A board created by Colorado’s state legislature, which develops standards for the treatment and supervision of convicted sex offenders, is changing the language surrounding the term “sex offender.” The Sex Offender Management Board (SOMB) was created in 1992 and works with around 500 treatment providers within the state, which serve approximately 2,000-3,000 sex offenders. The Program…Read More
How you think of yourself determines who you are
Good Monday Morning, Everyone! It’s going to warm up this week here in my neck of the woods, and that makes it an even better time to share and be creative. Can I say I am bright eyed and bushy tailed this morning? A friend of mine said that backwards the other day and it made me laugh. It’s good…Read More