What the Media Can Do
The words you use to tell a story have the potential to influence public opinion and ignite community action.
As a member of the media, your public platform places you in an excellent position to take part in efforts to prevent child abuse and neglect. The stories you choose to tell can do more than report on individual cases. You have the opportunity to report in a way that questions negative stereotypes and highlights child abuse and neglect prevention efforts and strategies in your community.
Use your reporting as a catalyst for good when reporting on child abuse and neglect.
There are many ways that members of the media, both individually and at the organizational level, can support families and children in efforts to reduce child abuse and neglect. Here are a few ideas:
If you need information for an upcoming story or feature, contact the Spokane Regional Health District Public Information Officer / Communications Manager at 509.324.1539 to set up an interview or request more information.