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Understanding the transitions people go through as they face social change can help non-profits facilitate those changes.

Whether the change is imposed (such as a state mandate to improve water quality) or reflects the will of a community (such as reducing racial discrimination), in order to be successful, non-profit leaders must stay attuned to the emotional process people experience during difficult changes in their lives.

Here are eight areas of social change where non-profits are applying the Transition Framework:

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Anti-gay bias

Addressing systemic discrimination against Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning youth and adults in society... more >
   
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Conservation conflict
Reversing the depletion and deterioration of natural resources, such as water, land, or fish stock... more >
   
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Family & Intimate Abuse
Resolving situations of physical, emotional, and psychological abuse within families or between intimate partners... more >
   
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Foster Care to Independent Living
Helping youth in foster care move from a state of dependence (on foster parents and the state welfare system) to independence as they reach majority... more >
   
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Hate Crimes & Religious Intolerance
Addressing situations of racial and religious intolerance within mixed communities... more >
   
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Mentoring
Helping adults build positive and supportive relationships with at-risk youth... more >
   
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Police-Community Relations
Reducing tension between local communities and law enforcement after accusations of bias, brutality, and corruption against the police... more >
   
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School Reform
Reforming local school systems to reduce the achievement gap between students of color and others...
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