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Reframing Children’s Mental Health

Children’s mental health is the result of a complex set of influences, including environments and social conditions and the culture and public policies that shape them. Too often, however,...

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Quick-Start Guide

Framing involves making choices about how to deliver a message: what to emphasise, how to explain critical concepts, and even what to leave unsaid.

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Overcoming Assumptions

See what can go wrong in a message, and how to stop it.

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Tapping into Productive Cultural Models

Use this brief guide as a resource for choosing words, phrases and ideas that tap into the public’s knowledge and helpful assumptions about children’s wellbeing.

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Spread the Word

Use this guide when you need to talk about the science of brain development and what hurts or helps it.

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Adding Child Mental Health to the Core Story of Early Development

This brief works alongside Moving Early Childhood Up the Agenda, which lays out a Core Story of Early Childhood Development in Australia. Making early childhood a priority policy issue means...

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Adding Play to the Core Story of Early Development

This brief works alongside Moving Early Childhood Up the Agenda, which lays out a Core Story of Early Childhood Development in Australia. Making early childhood a priority policy issue means...

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Adding Prenatal Development to the Core Story of Early Development

This brief works alongside Moving Early Childhood Up the Agenda, which lays out a Core Story of Early Childhood Development in Australia. Making early childhood a priority policy issue means...

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Protected: Moving Early Childhood Up the Agenda: A Core Story of Early Childhood Development in Australia

Over the past decade, the sector has coalesced around a Science Explanation narrative. It has been highly effective in building public understanding of how development works, but to take the next...

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Moving Early Childhood Up the Agenda: A Core Story of Early Childhood Development in Australia

In this brief, we outline a new Core Story of Early Childhood Development built around the concepts of “Health and Fairness.” It is based on an in-depth exploration of a series of frames...

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The Core Story of Early Childhood Development in Australia: Supplement on Research Methods and Evidence

This document is a research supplement for Moving Early Childhood Up the Agenda, which lays out a Core Story of Early Childhood Development in Australia, and for three additional briefs on...

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Talking About Early Childhood Development in Australia

It is easy to get lost in translation when talking about early childhood. There are a number of barriers to being heard and understood. The public has multiple ways of thinking about...