Serving Immigrant Families Through Two-Generation Programs

Identifying Family Needs and Responsive Program Approaches

Posted November 20, 2016
By Migration Policy Institute
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This report shares key facts about immigrant parents with young children and examines 11 programs that have successfully served immigrant and refugee families using a two-generation approach. Readers will learn about the difficulties these programs face, what they are doing well, and what policymakers and community stakeholders need to know to support this vulnerable — and growing — demographic.

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Wanted: Versatile, responsive approaches that meet the needs of low-income families with foreign-born parents

Many immigrant parents have specific challenges, such as limited English proficiency and low levels of formal education, that require tailored approaches in order for their families succeed. At the same time, America’s immigrant population is diverse. A long list of factors — including marital status, length of time in the United States, nationality, employment status and immigration status — can impact which two-generation program elements immigrant families may need.