I've spoken all over the country about how museums and other mission-driven institutions can be more welcoming for families of all kinds.

 

I'm the creator of the Family Inclusive Language Chart.

 

I also offer customized staff training sessions and workshops about family inclusion.

Family Inclusion

 
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Family Inclusive Language Chart

Inclusive language is about checking assumptions and recognizing personal biases. Family Inclusive Language specifically aims to avoid making assumptions about the identities of individuals or their relationships to one another.

Language conventions used to describe families can inadvertently leave out single-parent, adoptive, queer, multiracial, blended, and multi-generational families. Family Inclusive Language is more accurate and respectful.

 

The Family Inclusive Language Chart is a free tool. Download a personal copy to print at home or order a professionally printed poster for your office on Zazzle.