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Six Ways to Boost Public Support for Prevention-Based Policy

Communications strategies for advocates, activists, and researchers who want to build support for preventative approaches to solving social problems.


Developmental Relationships

Are healthy relationships more like the roots of a tree, or more like the pillars of a house?

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Have Americans Lost Interest in Real Police Reform?

It’s been five years since an unarmed Michael Brown was shot by police on the streets of Ferguson, Mo., triggering a wave of protests and nationwide efforts—including a federal task force—to...

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Most of What We Think Works to Change People’s Behavior Doesn’t. Here’s What Does.

Knowing how people make sense of an issue allows communicators to make good decisions, tap into productive patterns of thinking, and steer clear of understandings that make it hard for people to...


Transition-Age Youth

How can advocates reframe the issues facing transition-age foster youth – a group that is both imperceptible and misperceived?

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It’s time to change the climate disaster script. People need hope that things can change.

The climate story must balance talk of urgency with hopeful and creative ideas if we are to inspire positive change

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The hardest part of being a parent has nothing to do with raising kids

Empirical research conducted by the FrameWorks Institute, in partnership with the Parenting Research Centre, shows that effectively communicating about parenting and parenting support programs...

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3 Narratives that Stymie Social Change and What We Can Do about It

These three interrelated cultural models derail public thinking and block the efforts of social change advocates: Individualism, Fatalism, and Us-vs.-them-ism.


Reframing Hunger in America

If Americans don’t see hunger as a problem in our country, then they won’t see the need to address it.

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Shutdowns have lasting damage

When the federal government shuts down, many problematic repercussions follow. But there is another, more insidious effect of shutdowns: They hurt Americans’ views of government, of the public...


Rebalancing The Narrative On Adolescent Development

To build understanding of adolescent development, new research finds that advocates should take a balanced approach.

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Philanthropy’s Ripple Effect: When Funders Seed a Field

When we celebrate the momentum toward universal access to Pre-K, we need to remember that this too has been the result of years of advocacy and hard work.