Organizing for Change

20 - The Science of the Positive

August 28, 2018

Organizing for Change Podcast - Episode 20 Show Notes

Goal: “to equip coalitions, organizations, and individuals to bring change to their community”

 

Host, Amanda Decker joins Nick Adams, Planning & Implementation Grant Coordinator, Minnesota Department of Human Services Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division. Nick is a native of Minnesota and wanted to make a difference in his community. After interning with a local non profit in college, he was exposed to the Minnesota Department of Human Services Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division and secured a job working to reduce underage drinking. Nick is a huge fan of Dr. Jeff Linkenbach and the Positive Community Norms framework which you will hear all about in this episode.

 

Welcome to Episode 020 of the Podcast:

 

Guest: Nick Adams, Planning & Implementation Grant Coordinator, Minnesota Department of Human Services Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division

 

Rapids Rising Website:

https://www.rapidsrising.com/

 

Rapids Rising Twitter:

https://twitter.com/RapidsRising

 

Nick’s Email

nadams@isd318.org

 

The Montana Institute

http://www.montanainstitute.com/pcn/

 

The ACES with HOPE Study

https://www.cssp.org/publications/documents/Balancing-ACEs-with-HOPE-FINAL.pdf

 

Organizing for Change Website:

https://organizing4change.podbean.com/

 

Organizing for Change Twitter:

https://twitter.com/organizing4chng

 

3 Insights from This Episode:

 

 

  • “If you want health, you have got to promote health. If you promote illness, you will get more illness.” -Jeff Linkenbach
  • Perceptions become behaviors. Nick talks about correcting misperceptions around youth alcohol and drug use to help reduce and prevent youth use.
  • Slow down and start from scratch. Nick talks about how the tendency to move quickly in coalition work is tempting, but in order to build capacity and have long term impact, you need to slow down and do the hard work of getting people on the same page.

 

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