Panelists Share Insights in Evaluating Two-Generation Approaches

Posted February 9, 2021
By the Annie E. Casey Foundation
Mother and child

A new webi­nar, host­ed by the Annie E. Casey Foun­da­tion, explores how to merge pro­grams for par­ents with pro­grams for chil­dren while also pri­or­i­tiz­ing racial equi­ty and par­tic­i­pant voic­es to bet­ter serve whole families.

The hour-long ses­sion focus­es on a pair of two-gen­er­a­tion pro­gram eval­u­a­tions. The pro­grams involved are: 1) Casey’s Fam­i­ly-Cen­tered Com­mu­ni­ty Change effort in three cities; and 2) Agape Child & Fam­i­ly Ser­vices’ Pow­er­lines ini­tia­tive in Mem­phis, Tennessee.

The seg­ment, enti­tled Eval­u­at­ing Two-Gen­er­a­tion Approach­es: Inte­grat­ing Part­ner­ships and Embed­ding Equi­ty, cov­ers the fol­low­ing topics:

  • how to include fam­i­lies in design and deci­sion-mak­ing roles;
  • how orga­ni­za­tions and fun­ders can mod­el and encour­age prac­tices that fur­ther racial equity;
  • how shar­ing data advances com­mu­ni­ca­tion and feed­back among staff, lead­er­ship and participants;
  • how inte­grat­ing data and part­ner­ships with local and state enti­ties can strength­en two-gen­er­a­tion approach­es; and
  • how pro­grams are adapt­ing to a vir­tu­al envi­ron­ment dur­ing the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kan­tahya­nee Mur­ray and Alli­son Holmes, senior research asso­ciates with Casey’s Research, Eval­u­a­tion and Data team, mod­er­ate the discussion.

Pan­elists include:

  • Kim­ber­lin But­ler, Direc­tor of Foun­da­tion Engage­ment, Mathematica
  • Tosin Shen­ban­jo, Human Ser­vices Research Ana­lyst, Mathematica
  • Pauli­ta Edmond­son, Fam­i­ly Con­nec­tor Super­vi­sor, Agape Child & Fam­i­ly Services
  • Susan J. Pop­kin, Insti­tute Fel­low, Met­ro­pol­i­tan Hous­ing and Com­mu­ni­ties Pol­i­cy Cen­ter, The Urban Institute
  • Mar­la McDaniel, Senior Fel­low, Cen­ter on Labor, Human Ser­vices, and Pop­u­la­tion, The Urban Institute
  • Tan­ja Jones, Next Doors Com­mu­ni­ty Sup­port Coor­di­na­tor, Com­mu­ni­ty Prop­er­ties of Ohio

Read or down­load slides from the session

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