One of the hallmarks of an effective whole family approach is finding ways to connect parents with the opportunity to build their skills and knowledge in areas that important both inside and outside of the home. Join this webinar to hear stories from two organizations on how they have used Head Start and local post-secondary partners to develop skills and create opportunities for parents.
Strengthening Support for Young Parents and Their Children: A Focus on Low-Income Rural and Suburban American Families
This report brings together several strands of emerging knowledge about today’s young parents and their children in rural and suburban poor areas. It examines current data about young parent families and the context of rural and suburban poverty, new information about child and young adult development, and new approaches for helping young parents. Promising work in several different rural and suburban communities, discovered through a national scan, illustrates creative approaches to serving these families that may inspire further innovation in other parts of the country.
This report summarizes findings from an ASPE study of the first year of the White House Rural Council/HHS Rural IMPACT demonstration, which aims to reduce poverty through coordinated services for both children and parents.
This paper published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, discusses he need for prevention, treatment, and recovery programs for women who have opioid use disorders, with a focus on the increase in opioid use among the female population and ways to help manage and respond to the impact of overuse and overdose.
The County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program helps communities identify and implement solutions that make it easier for people to be healthy in their neighborhoods, schools, and workplaces. Ranking the health of nearly every county in the nation, the County Health Rankings illustrate what we know when it comes to what is keeping people healthy or making people sick. The Roadmaps show what we can do to create healthier places to live, learn, work, and play. The 2016 Rankings include an in-depth examination of the differences in health between rural and urban counties.
This messaging guide, created by Aspen ASCEND, provides useful tools and strategies to effectively communicate about the importance of two-gen work.
This Proceedings of a Workshop synthesizes the discussions held at the workshop, highlights the speakers’ perspectives on rural health equity and well-being, and provides an overview of showcased initiatives and approaches to meeting the particular challenges and opportunities in improving health in rural communities.
This brief shares lessons learned about integrating financial capability services into existing programs at four organizations serving rural communities.
LIFT: Listening and Responding to Community Feedback Presentation
Policy Statement on Meeting the Needs of Families with Young Children Experiencing and At Risk of Homelessness
The recommendations in this policy statement focus on better meeting the needs of these highly vulnerable families through stronger partnerships between early care, learning, health, and development settings and Continuums of Care (CoCs),1 housing programs, and emergency shelter providers.
The Roadmaps show what we can do to create healthier places to live, learn, work, and play. The 2016 Rankings include an in-depth examination of the differences in health between rural and urban counties.
Exploration of Integrated Approaches to Supporting Child Development and Improving Family Economic Security
The Exploration of Integrated Approaches to Supporting Child Development and Improving Family Economic Security project investigated the design and evaluability of approaches to alleviating poverty that address the needs of low-income parents and children.
This website is a resource for the Community Action Network to access an array of information and assistance designed to support efforts in serving low income families and addressing the causes of poverty in local communities.
ICF has synthesized research and resources below from the field on two-generation approaches, organized into five categories: Intergenerational Poverty Data, Two-Generation Program Need, Program Implementation/Promising Practices, Two-Generation Program Types, and State Policy Information.
This Practice Brief provides agencies with case studies from CAP Tulsa (an urban agency) and Garrett County Community Action Committee (a rural agency) to help CAAs conceptualize how to think about implementation within their own agencies.
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