Designing for Outcomes through a Two-Generation Lens-Good Science & Good Common Sense

Publication Summary:

What if we really meant it when we talk about educational and economic success as the legacy that passes from one generation in America to the next? What if we focused on policies, practice guidance, program design and systems development related to the family “as a unit,” inclusive of children, birth parents, kin, and other adults who touch the lives of family members? Could this kind of common sense, science-informed “two (or more) generational approach” really help us begin to lock the door on chronic, multi-generational poverty in our vulnerable neighborhoods and communities?

Author(s): Janice M. Gruendel, Ph.D.
Publication Date: March 2015
Publication Type: Policy Brief
Publication Topic: Early Childhood Development
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