Through qualitative research with Albertans and two types of comparative analysis, this report examines the challenges of communicating the science of early childhood development in the Albertan cultural context. Through a cross-cultural comparison we identify key differences between American and Albertan cultural models and use these differences to suggest strategic communications recommendations. In a second comparative analysis, we look at the differences between the ways that Albertans and scientists understand issues of development. Through this comparison, we highlight gaps in understanding that communications research must fill to improve the accessibility and applicability of the science around this issue.
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.
Why aren’t kids a policy priority? The cultural mindsets and attitudes that keep kids off the public agenda
This report focuses on American mindsets about kids and how these mindsets limit the effectiveness of advocacy messaging.
Reframing Childhood Adversity: Promoting Upstream Approaches
New communication guidance on adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) from the FrameWorks Institute