Immigrants are important to the growth and sustainability of the American economy and an important part of communities; however, immigrant parents lead an increasingly large proportion of families with youth and young children living in poverty. This makes them an important target for two-generation (2Gen) services, that build family well-being by intentionally and simultaneously working with children and the adults in their lives together.
As 2020 unfolded with the COVID-19 pandemic, a weakened economy and increasing anti-immigrant rhetoric, the need for effective design and delivery of 2Gen services grew -- and nonprofit organizations responded with quick thinking and action, inventiveness, and adaptation. Hosted by the Aspen Institute Community Strategies Group in partnership with the Migration Policy Institute and Ascend at the Aspen Institute, this four-part webinar series will unpack the nuts and bolts of creative strategies that nonprofit organizations have implemented to deliver 2Gen services to immigrant families, youth and children. These events are open to anyone interested in learning more about work with immigrant families, and no prior 2Gen knowledge or experience is necessary.
Cultural Competence Secrets to Success on November 10 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM ET. Learn how providers are building cultural competency to better connect with and understand the worldview of the immigrant families they serve. The conversation will explore issues of gender norms, trauma-informed care and immigrant and refugee mental health, and financial literacy. Speakers include the Arab American Family Support Center (New York, New York) and the Family Partnership (Minnesota).