This English-language Field Frame Analysis maps the competing narratives used by influential organizations to frame the debate on early child development and violence, especially violence related to early childhood. It finds that narratives of early child development are siloed and distinct with little attention given to the cognitive process of development. Organizations that communicate about violence, on the other hand, focus on one single dominant narrative, thereby missing opportunities to explore the breadth of the issue. The report concludes with recommendations as to how organizations working on these issues can use lessons from other phases of this project to communicate more effectively.
Framing for Change
Those advocating for deep reform of our childcare system face a set of framing challenges--cultural mindsets that complicate the ability to advance ideas and generate broad support for necessary...
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...
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...