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Capture the True Value of Human Services with Reframing

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Capture the True Value of Human Services with Reframing

Increasingly, philanthropic and government partners are recognizing the true value that human service organizations provide to our communities by building everyone’s well-being. One of the latest instances is observed by Susan Dreyfus, president and CEO of the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities, in a December 18, 2019 “Commentary: Strengthening Human Services Community-Based Organizations” in […]

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FrameWorks Institute Reframes “Two-Generation” Approach

Our friends at the FrameWorks Institute recently released a new playbook, “Framing Two-Generation Approaches To Supporting Families,” that offers guidance on how to effectively communicate the value of “two-generation” or “whole family” approaches. The two-generation, or 2Gen, concept is designed to ensure that work with families pays equal, intentional efforts to build the well-being of […]

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Illinois Collaboration on Youth Offers Well-Framed Budget Statement

With many state legislative sessions having recently closed or coming to a close, we thought it would be timely to share the Illinois Collaboration on Youth’s (ICOY) nicely framed statement on the state’s fiscal year 2020 budget. ICOY is a longtime supporter of reframing, having brought workshops and presentations to their members throughout the state […]

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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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