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Child and Adolescent Development

FrameWorks has the world’s largest body of framing research on children and adolescents. It is used around the world to create change.

This research provides an overarching framing strategy to effectively communicate about a wide range of issues that affect children and young people.

Certain assumptions about children, youth, and families come up again and again.

To communicate effectively, advocates need to be able to navigate these dominant beliefs.

The tested frames come from research on six continents and have pushed policy in progressive directions at local, state, national, and international levels. Join this global narrative shift effort by exploring these resources.

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Publication

Methods Supplement: A New Narrative about Elite Child Athletes

To arrive at the recommendations in our strategic brief, we applied Strategic Frame Analysis®—an approach to communications research and practice that yields strategies for shifting the...

Report

A New Narrative about Elite Child Athletes: Reframing Wellbeing and Abuse Prevention

Over the past few years, the discourse around elite child athletes in the US has centered on high-profile cases of abuse. The media has largely sensationalized and individualized the issue,...

Framing Resource

Changing the Narrative Together: Three Effective Strategies for Talking about Youth Mental Health

Three cultural mindsets are currently influencing perceptions about—and limiting action on— youth mental health: Individualism, Fatalism, and Otherism. We need a new narrative that makes it...

Report

Talking About Racism in Child and Family Advocacy

As the field seeks to lead a more public conversation about the impacts of racism on children and families—and about how racism structures the systems that children and families interact...

Report

Reframing the Conversation about Child and Adolescent Vaccinations

The purpose of this brief is to equip physicians, advocates, and public health communicators with the strategies necessary to effectively build understanding of and support for child and...

Report

Advancing Anti-Racist Education

How School Leaders Can Navigate the Moral Panic about “Critical Race Theory”

Publication

Journey to Success Campaign: Quick Messaging Guide

Six key messages and framing tips for each of the Journey to Success campaign's policy goals.

Report

Advocating for Transition Age Foster Youth: Framing for the Journey to Success Campaign

Strategic brief on Framing for the Journey to Success Campaign

Announcements

We Support Transgender Youth

A Statement and Framing Guidance

Frame Testing Recommendations

Framing Guidance: How to Communicate about Transgender Youth

Six strategies for communicating effectively about transgender youth.

Report

Talking about child separation in Bulgaria

How we talk about child separation matters. This brief is a summary of three workshops run by FrameWorks UK in 2021-22. It explores how people working to end child separation can use framing to...

Report

Communications Guidance: How to Talk about the Latest Research on Early Brain Development

Recommendations and strategies for framing the latest research