Colorado Essentials for Childhood is a partnership of stakeholders who are committed to a future where children and families thrive in the places where they live, learn, work and play. Our ultimate goal is to prevent and reduce child abuse and neglect in our state.
As part of our efforts to implement systems changes to improve the wellbeing of Colorado’s children, the Early Childhood Colorado Partnership has enlisted the FrameWorks Institute to support community engagement through strategic communications. Join Moira O’Neil, Director of Research Interpretation at FrameWorks Institute, to learn about FrameWorks’ body of research on framing early childhood development, early adversity and resilience, and the implications of the research for a shared reframing strategy.
Join us as FrameWorks supports us in an interactive and hands-on workshop on these shared frames.
Objectives: 1. Understand FrameWorks approach to communications (i.e. communicating to build public understanding and support for policy/systems level social change). 2. Understand the empirical bases of FW communications recommendations 3. Understand of existing patterns of public thinking about early childhood development and early adversity. Participants will recognize how communications might inadvertently trigger unproductive patterns of public thinking about these issues. 4. Introduce the recommended frame elements with opportunities to practice using them in the workshop. 5. Recognize of the power of a shared communications strategy.