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Media Attention Needed, Smart Framing Required

August 6, 2020

As a recent article, “Providing a Pandemic Safety Net, Nonprofits Need Their Own,” in The New York Times illustrates, the media are beginning to recognize and highlight the negative economic impact COVID-19 and the recession are having on the revenues of nonprofit organizations across the country. The July 24, 2020 article by Nicholas Kulish describes […]

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Communicating with Communities Affected by Toxic Stress

July 23, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic persists, communities across the country are experiencing the traumatic effects of the resulting job losses, financial and housing insecurity, missed educational opportunities, social isolation, and grief. At the same time, recent manifestations of institutional and systemic racism, including police violence towards Black people and the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on communities […]

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Rethinking Public Safety

July 9, 2020

Increased attention on police violence towards Black people in our country, spurred most recently by the killing of George Floyd, has sparked an extremely important national debate about how to dismantle the structures of racism within our justice system and other institutions. As part of this conversation, a movement to defund police departments and instead […]

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New Recommendations for Framing Adolescent Development

June 25, 2020

Our friends at the FrameWorks Institute recently released two new reports on youth development: “From Risk to Opportunity: Framing Adolescent Development” and “Framing Adolescent Development During the COVID-19 Pandemic,” the latter along with an accompanying webinar. We know many members of the National Reframing Network advance youth development, so we offer some highlights below from […]

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Expanded Resources for Fundraising

June 11, 2020

As readers know, the National Reframing Initiative has been developing communications resources to make the case for funding human services during the age of COVID-19. The latest in the series is a sample message for potential donors around food and nutrition support that has become a dire need. To fulfill our potential, we all need […]

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