FrameWorks research shows that adolescence is misunderstood in America. Members of the public are frequently exposed to negative messages about young people that dampen support for evidence-based practices and policies that promote healthy development for all adolescents. This Strategic Brief, supported by the Funders for Adolescent Science Translation, details a communications strategy for advocates and proposes a new narrative centered on the opportunity of adolescence.
Talking the talk: building support for prevention
It is notoriously difficult to build public support for prevention-based policies. The science of framing can help us identify new strategies for improving understanding of the importance of...
Systems thinking and systems change
The cultural mindset of individualism is a barrier to systems change. The focus on individual willpower as the reason for social problems and more of it as the solution, keeps people from seeing...
The power of social science to improve science communication
The science of framing has the potential to dramatically improve our practice of communicating about science and social issues. This talk explores five key findings from the science of...