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Columnist Illustrates Familiar Challenge for Human Service Organizations

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Columnist Illustrates Familiar Challenge for Human Service Organizations

The New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof recently highlighted the incredible success of an eight year-old chess champion, Tani, who is a Nigerian refugee. In an initial column, “This 8-Year-Old Chess Champion Will Make You Smile,” he described how Tani, a third grader, catapulted from novice chess player to state champion in his category in […]

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FrameWorks Institute Encourages Communicators to Harness the Power of Explanation

For its 20th anniversary, our friends at the FrameWorks Institute released “Unleashing the Power of How: An Explanation Declaration” that shows why explanation is important, presents how communicators can benefit from using it, and provides useful tools. This newsletter issue provides some key takeaways from the publication to help human service organizations effectively integrate explanations […]

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FrameWorks Institute Offers New Perspectives on Adolescent Development

Our friends at the FrameWorks Institute recently released extensive new research on adolescent development. “To help build public understanding and create demand for necessary policies and programs, FrameWorks studied how Americans understand the changes that occur during adolescence, the factors that influence it, and what supports it.” Sponsored by Funders for Adolescent Science Translation, the […]

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Releasing the Reframing Implementation Guide

You’ve been patiently waiting, and we’re delivering! In order to help the National Reframing Network implement the Building Well-Being Narrative most effectively, this week we released the much-anticipated Implementation Guide. The National Reframing Initiative’s new practical and accessible online implementation guide features user-friendly recommendations, troubleshooting strategies, tips, and real-world examples for each of the four […]

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Begin at the Beginning: The Public’s Take on Human Services

With a new year upon us, we thought it would be useful to revisit the origins of reframing by taking a close look at the FrameWorks Institute MessageMemo, “Talking Human Services,” that is the research-based foundation for the National Reframing Initiative’s work. We frequently refer readers to “Talking Human Services,” and so in this issue […]

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