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Hammer Home the Building Well-Being Narrative with the Construction Metaphor

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Hammer Home the Building Well-Being Narrative with the Construction Metaphor

The explanatory construction metaphor is integral to a well-framed Building Well-Being Narrative because it provides the public with a more complete and productive picture of what human services are and how they work by relating them to something that is more easily and intuitively understood. This prevents the public from defaulting to inaccurate cultural models […]

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Snohomish County, Washington Reframes Its Homelessness Challenge

We were delighted to find in our inboxes an email from the Snohomish County Human Services Department (SCHSD) sharing an excellently-framed op-ed, “Commentary: Joint efforts building solutions to homelessness” in the September 30, 2018 edition of the HeraldNet of Everett, Washington. The op-ed was authored by the Community Services Advisory Council (CSAC), an advisory board […]

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Back to Basics for Congressional District Visits and Candidate Forums

In advance of the November 6, 2018 mid-term election when Americans will vote to fill federal, state, and local offices, human service organizations will have opportunities to meet with Members of Congress during their district visits and attend candidate forums. The House of Representatives recesses for a district work period from October 12 until November […]

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Building a Convincing Case for Reframing

In order to round out our orientation on how to practically apply the Building Well-Being Narrative to your organization and its communications, in this newsletter issue we’ll cover strategies for Building Organizational and Stakeholder Support among leadership (e.g., CEO and Board) and partners. For newsletters on the other introductory topics, see Getting Started, Taking Practical […]

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From “Safety Net” to “Building Blocks”

Earlier this week, Governing published an article that focused on the work NHSA is doing with the National Reframing Human Services Initiative.  “Is It Time to Stop Saying ‘the Safety Net’?” features the work of and quotes from NHSA’s Bridget Gavaghan, Alliance for Strong Families and Communities, and American Public Human Services Association. The article explains the reasoning behind each organization’s […]

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