The Full Frame Approach
The Full Frame Approach is the common set of beliefs and practices shared by some of the most effective, innovative organizations across the country. Without any coordination, they have independently arrived at this way of working with and in partnership with people and communities that most others have written off. Do you see your organization reflected in this approach? Please contact us!
Five Domains of Wellbeing (.pdf)
Graphic representation of the Five Domains of Wellbeing– social connectedness, stability, safety, mastery and meaningful access to relevant resources– and definitions of each of the five domains at the individual level.
Five Domains of Wellbeing Fact Sheets
The Full Frame Initiative’s Five Domains of Wellbeing are the universal, interdependent and non-hierarchical essential needs we all have. The following fact sheets document, with citations, the importance of each domain to comprehensive wellbeing.
Meaningful Access to Relevant Resources
Why can’t we just replicate these programs? (.pdf)
Full Frame Interventions have low transferability. We can improve outcomes and lives by building networks, not new programs.
Published descriptions of the Full Frame Approach include:
Smyth, K. F., Goodman, L., and Glenn, C. (2006). The full-frame approach: a new response to marginalized women left behind by specialized services. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry 76(4), 489-502.
Pearson, G. (2008). Advocating for the full-frame approach. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care 44(1), 1-2.
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