Advancing Two-Generation Approaches

Developing an Infrastructure to Address Parent and Child Needs Together

By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

July 6, 2017


This brief examines how seven sites across the country are evolving, at an operational level, to better support two-generation approaches. It covers a range of elements — such as structure, service alignment and implementation efforts — that organizations and partnerships have considered when engaging in efforts that enable the whole family to succeed.

This publication is part of a series that explores the common challenges organizations face when addressing the needs of children and parents at the same time.

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Key Takeaway

Required: Custom made infrastructures — not cookie-cutter solutions

When it comes to developing a structure that supports two-generation work, one size won’t fit all. Each of the sites profiled in this brief created a unique structure that responds to the needs of local families, their community and their own internal team dynamics.

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