The public brings a rich and complex set of cultural models to thinking about how people change. While some of these understandings are consonant with the science of developmental plasticity, others are distinctly at odds with scientific understandings of change. This report maps the gaps between how Americans think and experts talk about concepts of change over the life course, and brain change more specifically. These gaps represent specific challenges in communicating about developmental plasticity.
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...