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Re-framing the Way We Talk about Poverty

This article from the Collective Impact Forum provides 3 tips for using appropriate language in describing clients or individuals served. Read the full article for more information!

1.      Place ‘Human Development’ at the forefront of the work: explain why people matter, how they develop, and how environments influence their potential.

2.      Consider using the simplest examples and metaphors to describe holistic/system-level approaches.

3.      Anticipate and navigate misconceptions by looking at scientific evidence and root causes.