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Pressing the Refresh Button on Reframing

September 29, 2016

The human service sector plays an integral role in creating a vibrant, thriving society. Yet each year we find ourselves having to make the case, all over again, for critical funding and better policies, while competing for limited and insufficient resources, attention, and investment. The power of reframing is that it helps us tell our […]

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The Two-Generation Approach Framework: A Closer Look at State-Level Implementation

September 16, 2016

Building Family Well-Being with State-Level Two-Generation Frameworks The National Human Services Assembly has released “The Two-Generation Approach Framework: A Closer Look at State-Level Implementation” funded by The Annie E. Casey Foundation. The report explores how three states–Colorado, Connecticut, and Utah–are developing and implementing a Two-Generation (Two-Gen) framework in their human service programs. The Two-Gen approach […]

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Austin Flexes its Reframing Muscles

September 15, 2016

This week, we share the recent reframing efforts of One Voice Central Texas, a coalition of nearly 100 health and human service organizations serving Austin and surrounding counties. In April of this year, Ilsa Flanagan conducted a day-long workshop on reframing human services for members and partners of the coalition. The participants enthusiastically embraced what […]

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Let’s Be Reasonable

August 19, 2016

The Building Well-Being Narrative for human services is demonstrated to improve the public’s understanding and support for the full range of the sector’s work. As important as the narrative is itself, there are additional storytelling components that impact how an audience will translate a message. In the last newsletter, we talked about some specific phrases […]

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Using the Right Metaphor Matters

August 4, 2016

In a recent newsletter, we identified communication tips from FrameWorks Institute that can help the human service sector make the most of the new narrative. In addition to using the new frame, there are also words that we know are unproductive and can often invoke those cultural models the research shows undermine our best intentions. […]

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