This report shares the results of research on how people think and talk about child mental health. The study demonstrates that explanatory metaphors can help to translate the science of early childhood mental health. Findings also suggest that both metaphors and values are necessary parts of a framing toolkit for this issue. With the right framing strategies, we can build support for good policy for both prevention and promotion.
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...
How Are Children’s Issues Portrayed in the News? A Media Content Analysis
What is the role of the news media in influencing public thinking about children’s issues? And how can recognizing these media frames help us build engagement and increase support for the...
How Are Advocates Talking about Children’s Issues? An Analysis of Field Communications
This is one of a set of three reports that map the landscape of current discourse and thinking.