This report shares the results of four peer discourse sessions conducted in Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta, with diverse groups of civically engaged people about early childhood development and child mental health. This research demonstrates the power of dominant and unproductive understandings of early childhood development and child mental health among Albertans. However, the research also shows that more policy-oriented conversations about these issues can emerge through the use of simplifying models such as Toxic Stress and values such as Interdependence.
Strengthening Youth Mental Health
Cultural mindsets complicate efforts to increase awareness of, build understanding on, and boost support for the systems reforms necessary to better support positive mental health and resilience...
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...
The Story We’re Telling About Youth Mental Health is Hurting Our Kids
There are four problems with the youth mental health crisis narrative.