2021 Year in Review
Sparking Change with the Launch of Social Current

With the Boards from the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities and the Council on Accreditation voting to move forward with a merger in December of 2020, 2021 marked a momentous year for the two organizations as we worked to come together and form Social Current. This was the start of something big.

In launching Social Current, we engaged the social sector to join with us as we leverage a whole new currency—the currency of impact, of purpose, of equity, and of action—that will spark real change in our sector and our nation. Together we will create a unified, intrepid, just, and purposeful network that propels the sector and our field forward.

This report features:

  • A note from Social Current President and CEO Jody Levison-Johnson
  • 2021 milestones, as we prepared to launch our new organization
  • Engagement stats for our service offerings: COA Accreditation, Engagement Packages, Learning Solutions, and Consulting
  • Highlights of our practice excellence initiatives
  • Public policy wins

Download the report to learn more.

Reframing Childhood Adversity
Promoting Upstream Approaches

This series of three evaluation briefs was produced by Child Safety Forward, a national initiative to reduce child abuse and neglect fatalities and injuries through a collaborative, community-based approach. This demonstration initiative, for which Social Current is the technical assistance provider, works to develop and test multidisciplinary strategies in five different demonstration sites over three years. These briefs were created as part of the initiative’s developmental evaluation approach.

During year one, the planning year, those participating in the initiative built a theory of change and implementation plans that would lead to a strengthened child and family well-being system. In year two, while focused on implementation, the initiative refined the theory of change to include greater intentionality around three core conditions they believe are necessary to having this impact:

  • Elevate families into relationships of equal power within systems
  • Build intentional strategy to systematically assess and address racism
  • Sustain communications strategy

Each brief in this series takes a deeper look at one of these conditions. They highlight how Child Safety Forward is defining the condition, the strategies and approaches it believes will advance this condition, and the intermediate outcomes from those strategies. In addition, based on early learning during the first year of Child Safety Forward, it outlines a roadmap for this strategy. These roadmaps will be further refined through the implementation study conducted at the end of the second year of implementation and will contribute to each’s sites plans for sustainability.


This product was supported by cooperative agreement #2019-V3-GX-K005, awarded for FY 2019 by the Office for Victims of Crime to the Alliance for the Reducing Child Fatalities and Recurring Child Injuries Caused by Crime Victimization demonstration initiative. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this product are those of the FrameWorks Institute and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.

2021 Year in Review
Sparking Change with the Launch of Social Current

With the Boards from the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities and the Council on Accreditation voting to move forward with a merger in December of 2020, 2021 marked a momentous year for the two organizations as we worked to come together and form Social Current. This was the start of something big.

In launching Social Current, we engaged the social sector to join with us as we leverage a whole new currency—the currency of impact, of purpose, of equity, and of action—that will spark real change in our sector and our nation. Together we will create a unified, intrepid, just, and purposeful network that propels the sector and our field forward.

This report features:

  • A note from Social Current President and CEO Jody Levison-Johnson
  • 2021 milestones, as we prepared to launch our new organization
  • Engagement stats for our service offerings: COA Accreditation, Engagement Packages, Learning Solutions, and Consulting
  • Highlights of our practice excellence initiatives
  • Public policy wins

Download the report to learn more.

2021 Year in Review
Sparking Change with the Launch of Social Current

With the Boards from the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities and the Council on Accreditation voting to move forward with a merger in December of 2020, 2021 marked a momentous year for the two organizations as we worked to come together and form Social Current. This was the start of something big.

In launching Social Current, we engaged the social sector to join with us as we leverage a whole new currency—the currency of impact, of purpose, of equity, and of action—that will spark real change in our sector and our nation. Together we will create a unified, intrepid, just, and purposeful network that propels the sector and our field forward.

This report features:

  • A note from Social Current President and CEO Jody Levison-Johnson
  • 2021 milestones, as we prepared to launch our new organization
  • Engagement stats for our service offerings: COA Accreditation, Engagement Packages, Learning Solutions, and Consulting
  • Highlights of our practice excellence initiatives
  • Public policy wins

Download the report to learn more.

Policy, Advocacy, and
Communications Toolkits

Summary

Social Current offers two newly updated advocacy toolkits, one with general public policy advocacy how-tos and another with tips for media relations and social media to support advocacy.

These toolkits contain information and resources to assist you in communicating effectively with policymakers, legislators, stakeholders, constituents, and media. These resources can be applied to engagement with all levels of government including city officials, local county board members, members of your state legislature, or U.S. senators or representatives. You’ll find sections on creating impact stories, developing media relations, hosting special events, and conducting social media outreach. They also contain brand new sections on virtual advocacy, constituent engagement, and coalition building.

Social Current is dedicated to providing tools and guidance to help your voice be heard and enhance the effectiveness of our collective advocacy.