March 16th, 2016
How can advocates and practitioners get better at talking about childhood trauma, why it matters, and how to end it? An important first step is to understand what the public, and policymakers, know about the issue – and what they don’t know. News coverage helps us understand that public conversation. Berkeley Media Studies Group analyzed recent news coverage, and explored questions like: What does national news about childhood trauma look like? Whose perspectives are included, and whose are left out? How do solutions appear? Join us to learn more about BMSG’s analysis and the implications for advocates eager to shift the conversation towards solutions.
Participants will be able to:
Describe how childhood trauma is framed in the news
List at least two steps that they can take to improve the media conversation around childhood trauma
Identify opportunities to create news about childhood trauma