Welcome to Talking About Early Child Development and Children’s Mental Health in Alberta – a toolkit compendium of research on how Albertans think about these issues, and how to increase public support for policies and programs that support healthy child development. This toolkit was developed by the FrameWorks Institute for the Alberta Family Wellness Initiative supported by Norlien Foundation.

Included in this toolkit are applications materials, based on the research findings, that can help engage the public in understanding child development and child mental health, thereby improving the public conversation and decision making.

Message Memo

Trigger Video


This section provides a variety of framing tools intended to help advocates understand and apply the research findings and recommendations on how to talk about early child development and children’s mental health in Alberta.

Key Framing Guides.