Integrating Hope and Concern

Core Principle 1 tells us to Be Positive. But how can we do this without ignoring the real risks to our community? By integrating both Hope and Concern into our communications. Being positive doesn't mean to ignore the negative, it means include protective factors and community strengths in our discussions of actual and potential harm. Below is an exercise that can help you learn to integrate hope with concern as you talk about your issue and your project goals.