South to Southwest Webinar S2SW Understanding Message Framing for Effective Policy Communications

South to Southwest Webinar S2SW Understanding Message Framing for Effective Policy Communications

Dates: 
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 2:00pm

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the basics of message framing and its use for policy communications
  • Learn cautions about using personal stories for policy advocacy
  • Learn about frames used in injury and violence prevention and examples of their successful application
  • Know where to go for additional resources on framing

About the Presenter:

Lynn Davey, Ph.D., is a psychologist and advocacy communications expert who helps policy advocates and experts implement evidence-based communication strategies that will improve support for public policy solutions.

Lynn began her career as a professor of psychology at St. Joseph's College in Maine, where she created the college's department of psychology, developed major programs of study in psychology and human development, and served as chair of the department for seven years. Frustrated by the disconnect between scholarly knowledge about human development on the one hand, and the content of public discourse related to child and family issues on the other, Lynn left academia to direct research for a non-profit policy advocacy organization.

Most recently, Lynn served as Vice President of the FrameWorks Institute, where she designed and analyzed research in both the U.S. and Canada that investigated public understanding of a host of social problems, and identified frames that would improve public understanding and support for policy solutions. Lynn's experience spans methods in cognitive, social and political science (including in-depth interviews, focus groups, and large scale experimental surveys) and across a variety of issues (early childhood and youth issues, mental health, government, budgeting and taxation, racial equity, and environmental issues).

Drawing from her experience in social science and communications science research and evaluation, Lynn focuses her work on conducting original research, and developing communications plans, products and trainings that help these social change advocates more effectively translate their own expertise and improve public understanding of difficult social issues.

We are unable to provide CEU credits or certificates for attendance at our webinars.

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