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Destiny or Destructive Environments: How Peer Discourse Sessions Toggle Between Child Mental Health and Illness

This report shares insights from 8 peer discourse sessions - small group discussions - that focused on child mental health.
Moira O’Neil
February 11, 2010

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.