National Human Services Assembly

Framing the Challenges Facing the Human Service Sector

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Framing the Challenges Facing the Human Service Sector

Human services play an essential role in building and maintaining the health and well-being that we all need in order live up to our potential and contribute to our communities in meaningful ways. Yet a report released this week by the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities (Alliance) and the American Public Human Services Association (APHSA) identifies important structural […]

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Tell a Story of Collective Action and Benefits

In the last newsletter, we talked about the cultural models that are dominating public thinking as a result of the current national discourse. Cultural models are “deeply held understandings that motivate thought and behavior in largely unconscious and automatic ways.” One of the cultural models that the FrameWorks Institute identified as being easily activated for […]

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Interrupting the Current Narrative

The campaign-dominated national dialogue of 2016 continues to impact nonprofits in unhelpful ways, according to a recent article in the Nonprofit Quarterly by Nat Kendall-Taylor and Susan Nall Bales of the FrameWorks Institute. In “Your Nonprofit’s Role in Reframing the Post-Election Discourse,” Kendall-Taylor and Nall Bales provide a comprehensive analysis of the cultural models that […]

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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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Reinvigorating Public Support After the Election

It’s been exactly one month since the 2016 campaign season reached its conclusion. During this transition period, the human services sector finds itself regrouping and developing strategies to ensure that there is an ongoing commitment to the policies and programs that build well-being in communities across the country. Engaging the public as allies and active […]

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