John L. McKnight

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John L. McKnight
 
@john-l-mcknight • one week ago • comments: 1
Posted a new blog:
Losing by Playing the Blame Game
If you attend the meetings of many neighborhood organizations, their focus is mainly on local issues. These often include unruly youth, dangerous alleys, graffiti,...
John L. McKnight
 
@john-l-mcknight • one month ago • comments: 1
Posted a new blog:
Transparency and Trust: From Looking in to Being in
One explanation for the failings of our democracy is that government is not trusted. One aspect of the national dialogue on restoring trust in government suggests...
John L. McKnight
 
@john-l-mcknight • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a new blog:
A Citizen-Centered Culture: A Tale of Two Neighborhoods
The Dutch Association of Mayors invited me, as a representative of the Asset-Based Community Development Institute, to visit their 20 largest cities and share an...
John L. McKnight
 
@john-l-mcknight • 3 months ago • comments: 1
Posted a new blog:
Creating Trust: The Unique Power of Associations
It is not difficult to distinguish the functions of physical tools from each other. No one uses a saw to drive a nail into a piece of wood. Likewise, no one attempts...
John L. McKnight
 
@john-l-mcknight • 5 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a new blog:
The Institutional Assumption: The Myth That Creates Failed Reforms
There is a curious cultural myth in modern societies that holds that a good life is achieved by consumption of the products of institutions and professionals. This...
John L. McKnight
 
@john-l-mcknight • 7 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a new blog:
How Institutional Leaders Can Transform Their System into a Member of Local Neighborhoods
By John McKnight - Co-Founder, Asset-Based Community Development Institute, Senior Associate, Kettering Foundation And Mike Butler - Retired Public Safety Chief,...
John L. McKnight
 
@john-l-mcknight • 8 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a new blog:
Waiting to Contribute: The Key to Maximizing Citizen Participation
One form of community organizing involves local citizens in collective action focused on issue. Issues emerge from tensions and contentions. They reflect the...
John L. McKnight
 
@john-l-mcknight • 10 months ago • comments: 0
Updated a Blog:
Effective Police Reform: The Transfer of Authority
In order to respond to demands for police reform, local governments across the United States have created special committees to develop new policies to eliminate...
John L. McKnight
 
@john-l-mcknight • 10 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a new blog:
Effective Police Reform: The Transfer of Authority
In order to respond to demands for police reform, local governments across the United States have created special committees to develop new policies to eliminate...
John L. McKnight
 
@john-l-mcknight • 10 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a new blog:
An ABCD Visionary - The Transformation of the Functions of Communities and Police: A video interview with Retired Chief Mike Butler, Longmont, Colorado
In my lifetime, I have met two public officials who had an incredibly different vision for their organization. The first was Jerome Miller who was responsible for the...

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Dee Brooks
02/21/10 05:30:15PM @dee-brooks:
Sure thing John!The 4 messages are:Be ThereLend a HandConsider Your Own SafetyKeep Kids Safe(followed by the nation-wide domestic violence 24/7 phone line)There were also z-cards (fold out wallet sized resources) and posters made up with "70 things you can do to help your neighbour" (like invite them over for a cup of tea etc - all resident's ideas)I can send them via pdf too if you like?Dee...
Dee Brooks
02/21/10 07:08:44AM @dee-brooks:
Hi John,The Caravan Parks I work with in Australia are 'villages' in a sense!The residents most definitely help each other to not only raise the children but support each other with the multiple issues facing most of these families in transience!We worked on a project a few years ago with the residents around domestic violence but instead of asking the victim(s) any questions, we involved everyone in asking each other "What can you do if you hear or witness domestic violence?" It not only brought out the conversations about how the sense of community in caravan parks is unique but also created a deeper sense of responsibility amongst the parents regarding other people's children who may be in harm's way! They came up with 4 key messages and put them on a key-ring so each new resident would receive the messages on a van key when they first arrived to highlight to new people that domestic violence was not welcome here!It was fantastic and all these years later, it is still discussed and acted on! I love my work (if you can call it that)!Regards,Dee...
Deb Wisniewski
01/12/10 09:21:42PM @deb-wisniewski:
Hi John - glad you've joined us!Deb