National Human Services Assembly

From “Safety Net” to “Building Blocks”

Reframing newsletter

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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Reframing Examples From the Field: Social and Traditional Media

In our last two newsletters, we provided examples of human services organizations using the Building Well-Being Narrative in their foundational communications pieces, such as mission statements and program descriptions, and in their advocacy communications. This week, we’re featuring examples of partners incorporating the reframing research into their social and traditional media communications. Traditional Media Our partners with the Human […]

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Shining a Light on the Solutions

Just after the election, the New York Times published an op-ed that has important guidance for the human service sector as we seek to engage the public’s support to address key societal challenges. “When Reportage Turns to Cynicism,” authored by David Bornstein and Tina Rosenberg of the Solutions Journalism Network, analyzes the impact of a […]

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Communication Tip #3: Do’s and Don’ts of Correcting Mistakes

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. This week we are taking a closer look at a communication device that might be undermining our efforts to change common misperceptions about the work we do and those we […]

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