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Get Ready: Reframing Resources for a Range of Topics

January 26, 2017

The goal of the National Reframing Initiative is to build public understanding and support for the broader human service sector. We know through the FrameWorks Institute’s extensive research that the Building Well-Being Narrative achieves this by helping people see the societal benefits of the sector’s collective work across the lifespan, from advocacy and research, to […]

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Reflecting on Our First Year of Reframing

January 12, 2017

Happy New Year to the National Reframing Human Services Network! As our sector looks to the year ahead of us, we know how important it will be to effectively engage the public as vocal advocates for human services. Fortunately, we spent 2016 preparing for this moment. We thought we would share some key highlights from […]

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Collaboration resource

Beyond Bars: Keeping Young People Safe At Home and Out of Youth Prisons

December 14, 2016

“Beyond Bars: Keeping Young People Safe at Home and Out of Youth Prisons,” is a publication of the National Collaboration for Youth, produced with significant input and work from National Assembly and NCY member, Youth Advocate Programs, Inc.  The report should serve as a handbook for juvenile justice administrators, legislators, judges, the non-profit community and […]

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Reinvigorating Public Support After the Election

December 8, 2016

It’s been exactly one month since the 2016 campaign season reached its conclusion. During this transition period, the human services sector finds itself regrouping and developing strategies to ensure that there is an ongoing commitment to the policies and programs that build well-being in communities across the country. Engaging the public as allies and active […]

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Seeing the Forest

November 10, 2016

Why Not Tell Episodic Stories? In the last newsletter, we discussed the ways that “episodic” storytelling can limit the human service sector’s ability to engage the public in the policy and systems solutions to the challenges we address. Common examples of episodic storytelling in our sector include spotlighting individuals who have either been helped by […]

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