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Context and Narrative Change – Message From the CEO

February 28, 2019

For the past two days, I have been at the Aspen Forum on Children and Families, hosted by Ascend at the Aspen Institute. Along with over 200 leaders from nonprofits, academia, government, and foundations, we learned and shared about the most pressing challenges facing our nation’s children and families. We heard about social determinants of […]

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FrameWorks Institute Offers New Perspectives on Adolescent Development

February 21, 2019

Our friends at the FrameWorks Institute recently released extensive new research on adolescent development. “To help build public understanding and create demand for necessary policies and programs, FrameWorks studied how Americans understand the changes that occur during adolescence, the factors that influence it, and what supports it.” Sponsored by Funders for Adolescent Science Translation, the […]

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Virginia “Gentleman” – Message From the CEO

February 14, 2019

I have been watching with considerable interest the news about Governor Ralph Northam’s troubling history and current responses on race. I lived in Virginia from the ages of 10-31. Virginia is where I was educated, from elementary to high school, college, graduate school, and law school. I have worked in Virginia and lived for considerable […]

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Releasing the Reframing Implementation Guide

February 7, 2019

You’ve been patiently waiting, and we’re delivering! In order to help the National Reframing Network implement the Building Well-Being Narrative most effectively, this week we released the much-anticipated Implementation Guide. The National Reframing Initiative’s new practical and accessible online implementation guide features user-friendly recommendations, troubleshooting strategies, tips, and real-world examples for each of the four […]

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On the Edge – Message From the CEO

January 31, 2019

The recent federal government shutdown was the lead media story throughout late December and January. Whether the focus was on the underlying policy differences, the partisanship of Congress and the administration, or the negative consequences of the absence of federal workers and the services they provide, it was clear that all Americans were affected by […]

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