Family Strengthening Writ Large

On Becoming a Nation that Promotes Strong Families and Successful Youth

By the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Family Strengthening Policy Center

December 11, 2007


This report advocates a simple premise: Strong families = positive outcomes for children. Its tip-packed text spells out what policies, programs and practices are working right now to help low-income households succeed. It also challenges readers to think bigger — nothing short of systemic and cultural change — to give America’s most vulnerable families a fighting chance at a brighter, better tomorrow. 

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Key Takeaway

Today’s children and youth can make — or break — tomorrow’s economy.

The stakes are incredibly high. America’s future hinges on the capacity of our children to one day contribute to our nation’s economic success. If we fail to invest in family strengthening today, younger generations may struggle to meet their civic responsibilities of tomorrow.

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