Media Literacy Strategies for Children, Youth and Family Nonprofits UPDATE

UPDATE: Videos of the presentation are now available on CML's YouTube channel. 

Media Literacy Strategies for Children, Youth and Family Nonprofits (  Nonprofits serving children, youth and families can increase public support and understanding for their clients by helping their own staffs as well as community members to become better consumers of media, mass and social, and to use media more effectively for information and advocacy.

Improved media literacy also can positively change people’s attitudes and behaviors regarding violence, nutrition, body image, vaccines, addiction or sexuality. Media literacy programs can be aligned with direct services, community education and other nonprofit activities, all aimed at empowering the community towards healthful habits and communication. Media literacy expert Tessa Jolls, CEO of the Center for Media Literacy, will lead this exploration of basic concepts of media literacy, and how these can be shared with nonprofit staff and Boards, and with children, youth and families themselves.  This workshop is another activity of the Valley Nonprofit Resources Children, Youth and Family Nonprofit Initiative - co-sponsored by the Child Development Institute and the CSUN Institute for Community Health and Wellbeing.  Refreshments and handouts will be provided. For more information and to register please contact Ashley Wright, 818-677-2774 or

Location: Tarzana Providence Medical Center

Date of Event: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 16:00

Cache of Artifacts from Media Literacy Week/LA

Media Literacy Week produced a cache of artifacts useful for K-12 teachers, university academics, librarians, and community leaders.   Events throughout the week highlighted the power of media literacy education and its essential role in education today.  Find some of the online resources and activities from Los Angeles participants here.

Media Literacy Week Nov. 2-6!

Media Literacy Week is designed to bring attention and visibility to media literacy education in the United States and to highlight the power of media literacy education and its essential role in education today. Inspired by Canada’s Media Literacy Week now in its 10th year, there will be a variety of events held around the country.

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Date of Event: 
Monday, November 2, 2015 - 08:00 to Friday, November 6, 2015 - 18:00

New Global OnRamp Resources

CML now offers FREE resources for getting started with media literacy.  CML's acclaimed evidence-based framework for media literacy provides a global standard that is widely used by educators around the world.   In an effort to promote media literacy worldwide, we are offering FREE materials in a variety of languages (Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French, Turkish, Arabic, Korean, Chinese, Bosnian).  Global OnRamp resources are available as FREE downloads through the CML Store