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8 Principles for Engaging and Centering Parent Voices

8 Principles for Engaging and Centering Parent Voices

The following text is adapted from "The State of the Field: Two-Generation Approaches to Family Well-Being." The full report is linked here.Two-generation approaches (2Gen) meaningfully engage and listen to families as equal partners in setting and achieving family...

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Bringing Fathers Into Focus for Child & Family Well-Being

Bringing Fathers Into Focus for Child & Family Well-Being

As we reimagine public systems and services to work better for families, we have an opportunity to do so in a way that honors the full diversity of family structures, as families themselves define them, and builds upon families’ inherent resilience. This requires an...

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Scaling Family-Centered Child Abuse Prevention

Scaling Family-Centered Child Abuse Prevention

It’s a common story across the country. A parent living paycheck to paycheck, overloaded by stress, where just one setback can tip the balance. Without the supports that all families need – stable adequate housing, safe neighborhoods, affordable quality childcare,...

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