National Human Services Assembly

Media’s Response to 2021 Budget Reinforces Need for Reframing

Reframing newsletter

Media’s Response to 2021 Budget Reinforces Need for Reframing

Earlier this month, the Administration released its Fiscal Year 2021 budget with expected funding cuts to several human service programs, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Medicaid, as well as eliminating funding for others such as after school programs and the Community Development Block Grant. And expectedly, media headlines followed citing decreased funding […]

Learn More
Reframing newsletter

New Podcast Offers Framed Take on Early Childhood Development

As readers know, we’re always excited to see examples of reframing in action. So we were thrilled to learn about a new podcast series, The Brain Architects, from the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University. The Center, among other organizations, has long supported the FrameWorks Institute’s research on communications strategies for early childhood […]

Learn More
Reframing newsletter

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 […]

Learn More
Reframing newsletter

Reframing Tricks and Treats to Avoid Fatalism

Happy Halloween! To celebrate the holiday, we’re reviewing some common ways the human service sector can undercut its communications’ goals — specifically tactics that “spook” our audiences by activating a sense of fatalism, or a misperception that challenges are too big, complex and entrenched to address or solve. This limited outlook means the public thinks […]

Learn More
Reframing newsletter

Don’t Go It Alone: Revisiting the Implementation Guide

As newsletter readers may recall, the National Reframing Initiative in February released its online Implementation Guide, a consolidated resource to help the National Reframing Network effectively reframe communications with the Building Well-Being Narrative and other strategies. Since most of the questions we receive from the Network relate to applying the frame to organization communications, we […]

Learn More