2Gen Toolbox

CAP Tulsa and Family & Children’s Services worked together to build the Family Success Plan (FSP). The FSP is used by Family Support Specialists to drive a conversation with families that helps the Specialist get to know the family, helps the family identify strengths and areas for improvement, and helps the family set goals. This conversation takes place soon after the family becomes enrolled in CAP Tulsa’s early childhood education program. The family and Specialist complete the document together, and the family determines where they are on each scale. Specialists follow up to coach families and track progress.

The Bridge to Self-Sufficiency® is EMPath’s theory of change as well as assessment tool that seeks to help families achieve economic mobility. The Bridge is a framework that builds integrated, future-oriented decision-making, allows the participant to organize and achieve positive steps, and aids in the development of these skills – first as an adaptive device and ultimately as a coaching tool for improving participants’ executive functioning skills.

CareerAdvance®, developed and run by the Community Action Project of Tulsa County (CAP Tulsa), is a model two-generation intervention that pairs early childhood education for children with career pathway training in the health care sector for parents. CareerAdvance® recruits parents from high quality Head Start centers and offers career ladders through certification programs in the healthcare field at no cost to families. Additional elements include career coaching, small peer learning groups, financial incentives for parents’ educational progress, and wraparound early care and education for children. This represents the first study of this type of two-generation program and is the beginning of a series of evaluations of CareerAdvance®’s effects on parents and children. April 2017.

Guide from George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health designed to help organizations develop cross-sector coalitions aimed at addressing adverse childhood experiences in the context of adverse community environments. April 2017.

This brief from the Annie E. Casey Foundation provides an overview of how some 2Gen programs fund their work. March 2017.

This brief from the National Center for Families Learning details the results of a 2Gen learning program for Hispanic/Latino families in Detroit. March 2017.