2Gen Toolbox

There’s been a lot of talk lately about “leaning in”””about working women talking openly about the obstacles they face in hopes of leveling barriers to success. The women you’ll read about in this report are doing just that.

This issue brief comes from the Pennsylvania State University with support from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and presents findings linking parent engagement practices and programs with positive outcomes for children. The brief is one of a series of briefs addressing the need for more research, practice, and policy on social and emotional learning (SEL). January 2017.

Policy paper on the state of family literacy programs across the country from Carol Clymer, Blaire Willson Toso, Elisabeth Grinder & Ruth Parrish Sauder at the Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy. January 2017.

This article examines the challenges of individual programs working together to scale. The goal of the collaboration between Nurse Family Partnership and Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana described is for each service provider to reach additional families with unique services (horizontal scale) while also scaling across programs to ensure that a wider array of services are easily accessible for the family (vertical scale). January 2017.

Report from U.S. Department of Human Services assessing the implementation of the Rural IMPACT program. Report findings can inform federal and other efforts involving two-generation and place-based anti-poverty strategies, in particular those in rural areas. November 2016.

Report from the Bell Policy Center on 2Gen approaches to education in Colorado. October 2016.