The Science of the Positive as Community Intervention

Positive Community Norms (PCN) is an intervention framework based upon The Science of the Positive process. It has successfully changed attitudes and behaviors across a wide range of issues, and is currently being applied to child maltreatment issues by organizations around the country. An Introduction to Positive Community Norms, posted below, is a brief overview of the PCN Framework. For more information on how it can be applied to child maltreatment issues, please listen to this webinar conducted by Jeff Linkenbach with Jennifer Jones of the Wisconsin Children's Trust Fund. 

Integrating Hope and Concern into Your Communications

Transformational leaders strive to become aware of and correct their own biases and skewed perceptions. If we get too used to looking at things a certain way, we can fail to see the challenges or opportunities that lie in front of us.

The following is a brief exercise designed to help reveal whether you view your work through a hopeful or concerned lens. Our goal as leaders should be to train ourselves to see both hope and concern so we can head off problems and take advantage of possibilities as they arise.