Two-generation approaches to updating human services systems are making sure that there are equal, simultaneous, and intentional efforts to build the wellbeing of children and the adults in their lives. This simple idea should be a no-brainer ----- but 2Gen proponents have found that, too often, key audiences don't quite get it.
A new resource, Framing Two-Generation Approaches to Supporting Families, offers guidance. Analysts at the FrameWorks Institute compared what the field says to how Americans think and pinpointed the reasons for frequent disconnects. The result is a recommendation for a major frame shift ----- from a narrow focus on service delivery to a broader narrative about human development ----- and specific ways to execute that shift. Explanation of the concepts that underpin whole-family approaches is critical.
FrameWorks Institute and Ascend at the Aspen Institute collaborated to create this resource, with support from The Kresge Foundation, The David & Lucile Packard Foundation, and The Annie E. Casey Foundation.
You can get a guided tour of the recommendations in a webinar on September 16 at 4 p.m. ET. Click here to register.