This report addresses two core goals: (1) to document and analyze the frames and storytelling approaches that shape media and organizational discourse around the foster care system and (2) to identify the likely implications this discourse has on public thinking. It provides experts and advocates with a detailed understanding of the discursive environment in which they operate and offers initial recommendations about how to move it in more productive directions.
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