Posts Tagged: basic needs

Changing Industry Perspectives – Reshaping the relationship between caseworkers and parents

Interview by Keyna Franklin

Katya Smyth is the CEO and founder of the social change organization The Full Frame Initiative.

Katya Smyth

Q: Can you tell us what you learned about services from running On the Rise to help women in crisis?

A: I knew going in that programs and systems tend to see people as problems. What I came to appreciate is how hard it is even for frontline workers who don’t want to see people that way to … Read More

‘It’s only after basic needs are met that people feel calm enough to focus on family dynamics’ – An interview with The Center for Family Life’s Julia Jean-Francois

Interview by Keyna Franklin

Photo: Julia Jean-Francois

The Center for Family Life in Sunset Park is nationally recognized for how it builds community to strengthen families. Here, Executive Director Julia Jean-Francois explains how economic stability is the first step toward achieving family wellbeing. 

Q: A lot of parents feel like they just can’t cope and meet their basic needs. How does the Center for Family Life help with that? 

A: We organize our service system so that we start … Read More