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 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 to talk about child sexual abuse in the digital world: A FrameWorks UK brief prepared for WeProtect Global Alliance
A FrameWorks UK strategic brief outlines challenges for communicating about child sexual exploitation and abuse online and offers preliminary recommendations.
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.