ACF supports and advances two-generation approaches through our technical assistance and public-private partnerships. The following resources describe a range of strategies for implementing a two-generation approach at program, system, and policy levels.
Here you will find webinars, information on interagency initiatives, and resources from the wide two-generation field. Many of the resources provide examples of states, tribes, localities, and programs that have implemented or are in the process of developing a two-generation approach.
The webinar series is an opportunity for state human services agencies, workforce agencies, and local organizations to learn about Two Generation approaches, field innovations and model practices, research and systems changes that are achieving positive outcomes for both parents and their children. The series will highlight:
BFEM Webinar 2: Building Foundations to Increase Family Financial Security
This webinar focuses on strengthening Head Start and Early Head Start programs’ efforts around partnering with families to strengthen financial capability. National experts review the research and programs share their experiences working with families to address financial security.
BFEM Webinar 3: Building Foundations for Parent Employment, Education, and Career
Learn how to strengthen programs' efforts to improve employment and education opportunities and career pathways for families. Listen as national experts and Head Start and Early Head Start programs share research, successes, and challenges in working with families to address employment and education.
BFEM Webinar 4: Building Foundations Virtual Resource Fair and Networking
This Virtual Resource Fair is the culmination of the week-long Economic Mobility event. Participants networked, shared resources, and best practices about partnering with families to build foundations for economic mobility.
BFEM Webinar 5: Engaging Families in Sensitive Financial Conversations
Learn effective and respectful ways to engage families in conversations about their financial strengths, challenges, and needs.
BFEM Webinar 6: Using Money Management Curricula to Enhance Family Financial Skills
Watch this virtual tour of several free online money management curricula and materials. Learn how to improve family financial skills using these online tools.
BFEM Webinar 7: Building Family Financial Capability through Community Partnerships: Helping Families Build Wealth
Find strategies for forming partnerships with banks, credit unions, and other financial institutions. These partnerships can help to improve families' money management skills, enhance their credit knowledge, and increase their savings.
BFEM Webinar 8: Building Relationships with Adult Education and Workforce Training Programs
In this webinar, learn how Head Start grantees partner with adult education and workforce training programs.
ACF's Office of Family Assistance through the OFA Peer Technical Assistance (PeerTA) Network hosted a webinar on “Breaking the Poverty Cycle and Opening Doors to Opportunity for TANF Families: Developing a Two-Generation Approach,” on May 26, 2015 from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. EDT. This free webinar discussed the importance of policies and practices that equip parents and children with the income, tools, and skills needed to improve economic stability. It showcased experts from the field who currently run two-generational approach programs that serve Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) populations and highlighted promising practices for establishing and implementing approaches that break the cycles of intergenerational poverty. Speakers from the Office of Family Assistance, Annie E. Casey Foundation, Community Action Project-Tulsa, and Utah Department of Workforce Services described their experiences and lessons learned implementing and assessing two-generation programs.
The Office of Family Assistance held a Webinar on Integrating Two-Generation Strategies into TANF Programs on Thursday, April 28, 2016 from 1:00-2:30 p.m. EDT. The two-generation approach to serving low-income or disadvantaged families has seen renewed interest in recent years, with models focused on combining comprehensive, career-focused employment and training opportunities for parents with educational and enrichment opportunities for their children. However, state, territory, and tribal TANF program leadership and staff have suggested a need for more targeted TA and information around two-generation approaches and TANF integration and implementation strategies. In this facilitated webinar, presenters provided an overview of the policy components of an intentional two-generation approach and offered tools and resources that may be applicable to the audience’s TANF programs, wherever they lie on the two-generation continuum. Through a “Town Hall” format, presenters also provided planning, policy, and implementation strategies and lessons learned from their own experiences with two-generation integration.
This webinar explored trauma-informed principles and look at their relevance for work in fatherhood program settings. It is likely that many participants in fatherhood programs have been exposed to trauma, perhaps as a result of violence in their families or communities; experiences before, during, or after incarceration; or as a result of military service. These experiences can impact key executive functioning skills such as how you think, feel, behave and relate to others.
This webinar from the Ascend Network at the Aspen Institute highlighted the context and demographics of tribal communities, provided information about 2Gen practice efforts underway in Alaska Native and Native American communities, and offered insights about ways to incorporate family voices and traditions into programs. It highlighted the work of Cook Inlet Tribal Council, which serves Anchorage, Alaska and a large swath of the Alaskan interior, including some remote villages.Next: Rural Integration Models for Parents and Children to Thrive (Rural IMPACT) >