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FrameWorks Institute Maps the Gaps on Foster Youth

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FrameWorks Institute Maps the Gaps on Foster Youth

Our friends at the FrameWorks Institute recently released a pair of studies on transition age foster youth—adolescents ages 16-24 who are placed in foster care during that time frame or who must leave the system because their age makes them ineligible for public supports. “Telling a New Coming-of-Age Story: Mapping the Gaps between Expert and […]

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Leveraging Coalitions and Shared Narratives for Grassroots Advocacy Success

The National Human Services Assembly held its 2019 Annual Convening, Essential Conversations on Human Services, on Tuesday, June 11. Of the stimulating discussions, Brandon Toth, the National Assembly’s Director of Public Policy, moderated the panel, “How Human Service Organizations Can Strategically Marshal Grassroots Advocacy Campaigns.” He was joined by: Khalilah Harris, Managing Director for K-12 […]

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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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