Words matter: How to use frames effectively to advance child mental health - The Sector

Words matter: How to use frames effectively to advance child mental health

August 26, 2020 - August 26, 2020

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Getting the language of child mental health right is a crucial step in building a shared understanding, connecting children to necessary supports and preventing mental health difficulties into the future.  It is relatively common for children to experience mental health problems. Yet, without a shared understanding of child mental health between parents, communities and service providers, children may not receive the support they need.

This webinar is the second of a two-part series exploring the importance of language in advancing child mental health. Building on a past CFCA webinar that focused on changing how we communicate with parents, this webinar will explore better ways of talking about child wellbeing.

Specifically, this webinar will:

  • review the evidence about what works in framing child wellbeing
  • explore the use of frames when working directly with families, and in communicating research to influence child wellbeing policy
  • share how one community reframed child development to improve parental engagement and outcomes for kids.


This free webinar is of interest to professionals working with children and families in health, education and social and community service settings.


For more information or to register, please see here.

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