Reframing Childhood Adversity: Promoting Upstream Approaches

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Previously Recorded Webinar:

March 22, 2021 at 1-2:30 CT

This webinar will delve into newly released guidance from the FrameWorks Institute for building the public understanding and political will needed to effectively prevent, identify, and address childhood adversity. 

The brief, Reframing Childhood Adversity: Promoting Upstream Approaches is a highly accessible, actionable guide that takes recent science and current communications contexts into account, speaks to racial and social justice, and aligns with efforts to reimagine child welfare systems into child well-being systems. The brief also offers guidance for communicating about adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and strategies for helping the public to see how prevention works.

Join Dr. Julie Sweetland, senior advisor at FrameWorks, for a guided tour of this timely, powerful new guidance. 

What You'll Take Away

  • How to effectively frame childhood adversity
  • How to communicate about the benefits of prevention
  • Framing dilemmas, what not to communicate, and why
  • Insight from Q&A session

Who Should Join

  • Practitioners, advocates, and researchers working to improve child well-being and build resilience


Julie Sweetland
Senior Advisor
FrameWorks Institute

Since joining FrameWorks in 2012, Dr. Julie Sweetland has led reframing initiatives on issues like human services, health equity, and two-generation approaches to family well-being. Her strategic insight has helped leading advocates, policymakers, and scientists frame their issues in ways that drive change. Sweetland began her career as a classroom teacher and is deeply committed to building a world that brings out the full potential of children.