Because Childhood Lasts a Lifetime.

Presentation from “Reframing Childhood Adversity: Promoting Upstream Approaches” Webinar

While Americans agree that child abuse and neglect is unacceptable and are more likely than ever to consider child development an important policy issue, it can be difficult to build the public understanding and political will we need to effectively prevent, identify, and address childhood adversity. As communicators, we still encounter persistent dilemmas in deciding what to say, how to say it, and what to leave unsaid.

This PPT presentation accompanied the March 22, 2021, webinar “Reframing Childhood Adversity: Promoting Upstream Approaches,” featuring Dr. Julie Sweetland, senior advisor at the FrameWorks Institute and author of the new report of the same name. Follow along as Dr. Sweetland takes you for a guided tour of this highly accessible, actionable guide that takes recent science and current communications contexts into account, speaks more directly to racial and social justice, and aligns with efforts to reimagine child welfare systems into child well-being systems. The report also offers guidance for communicating about adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and strategies for helping the public to see how prevention works.

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