Communications Tools to Support Policymaker Accountability

The Media Trust Resource Hub provides tools, training, and support in supporting youth to use a broad spectrum of communications modalities to tell their own stories and those of their communities and impact change.

FrameWorks Institute issue-based toolkits offer practical framing strategies that communicators can put to immediate use. 

In partnership with the FrameWorks Institute, Leading for Kids issued three publications aimed at changing the way we talk about children and their needs in a way that resonates more clearly with the public and policymakers: 

ASO Communications (Anat Shenker-Osorio) developed reports for early childhood funders in California that examine the use of a variety of techniques from the field of cognitive linguistics (which is dedicated to how people process information and communicate). These reports examine how people formulate judgments and come to conclusions about resources for young children’s development. See “Minding Our Words: Making Our Best Case for Kids in California” (2016) and the related language analysis resource.

Raising Awareness through Public Outreach Campaigns: Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Accountability Handbook

Engaging with the Media: SDG Accountability Handbook