Waking up new minds.
The AWAKEN framework is a practice for conscious decision-making. For us, this practice also drives all of our work — from consulting to implementation, and from system improvement to people development.
Rooted in our values — humility, empathy, vulnerability, authenticity, and collaboration — AWAKEN is designed to help individuals, teams, and organizations:
Increase awareness of bias and diverse perspectives
Strengthen teams by building relationships and community
Implement strategies to plan forward and reflect back
Create sustainable conscious decision-making habits
Foster safety, trust, and belonging
START WITH SELF
BUILD TRUST AND RELATIONSHIPS
TELL AND HEAR STORIES
LEARNING AND UNLEARNING
CONSCIOUS DECISION MAKING
AWAKENcan be practiced in any organization committed to creating safety, equity, and belonging for its people, and the people the organization serves.
Implementation statewide across the South Carolina Department of Social Services (DSS)
Offered as an advanced practitioner training to safe systems teams in 27 public child welfare jurisdictions through the National Partnership for Child Safety
Affinità is applying the AWAKEN practice framework to support planning for a new Office of Child Safety and Injury Prevention through the Administration for Child Services in New York City
To learn more about the facets of AWAKEN and how it can change your organization, get in touch. We’d love to give you a closer look.
REFLECTING ON AWAKEN
WORDS FROM PEOPLE WE'VE TRAINED
"I see things differently now I am tuned into my bias. It’s impossible not to use that lens now. The film has been lifted from my eyes."