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Reframing Childhood Adversity: Promoting Upstream Solutions
Reframing Childhood Adversity: Promoting Upstream Solutions

Thu, Mar 24



Reframing Childhood Adversity: Promoting Upstream Solutions

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Time & Location

Mar 24, 2022, 11:30 AM


About the event

There is a shift underway across child- and family-serving systems to a more preventative approach that offers upstream supports for families. In response to this shift, Social Current and Prevent Child Abuse America commissioned the FrameWorks Institute to update their 2004 guidance on framing child welfare and child adversity. This webinar is based on that resulting brief released in February 2021 entitled “Reframing Childhood Adversity: Promoting Upstream Approaches.” The webinar will provide guidance on reframing child adversity, including abuse and neglect, as a public, preventable, and solvable issue. It will feature interactive sessions to help the audience put reframing techniques into practice in their own communications as well as a toolkit featuring social media campaigns, template media materials, talking points, and more to help audience members incorporate framing into their own communications practices.


About the Speaker

Amy Templeman is Director of Within Our Reach and Director of Practice Excellence at Social Current, where she works to build child and family well-being systems that support families and promote equity. Before joining Social Current, Amy served as Executive Director of the federal Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities, leading the effort to produce a report to the President and Congress. Amy helped to establish the Office of Well Being at the District of Columbia's child welfare agency, where she conducted strategic planning and oversaw programs to address substance use disorders, domestic violence, education, housing, and child care. She gained research experience while working first at The Urban Institute, contributing to a book and reports on the benefits of kinship care, and later at Johns Hopkins University, managing a community-based, participatory research grant through the CDC resulting in better adolescent mental health. Amy has experience in diplomacy, working for the U.S. Department of State as a Cultural Affairs Specialist in Guangzhou, China. There she won two department awards, one for increasing participation in public events by 230% and another for launching a career development group for professionals who are posted overseas with their spouses. Earlier in her career, Amy implemented community health projects as a Peace Corps volunteer in rural Malawi.

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