Advancing Two-Generation Approaches

Developing an Infrastructure to Address Parent and Child Needs Together

Posted July 6, 2017
By the Annie E. Casey Foundation
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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.