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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,…

State of the Field: Two-Generation Approaches to Family Well-Being


Ascend at the Aspen Institute releases State of the Field report on two-generation approaches to family well-being. Washington, DC – A new report released today by Ascend at the Aspen Institute…

New Study: Student Parents in College Experience Unique Mental Health Challenges but Lack Access to Support on Campus


Ascend at the Aspen Institute and The Jed Foundation Release a New Mental Health Framework with Recommendations for Supporting the Mental Health of Students Who Are Parents Washington, DC – A…

Race and Belonging in America: My Identity as an Asian American Adoptee


On March 16, 2021, eight people, six of whom were Asian women, died in a targeted mass shooting of three Asian-owned businesses in Atlanta. I walk through this world as…

Time to Transform Child Welfare into A Child and Family Well-Being System


April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, which then turns to May as Foster Care Month. The time to acknowledge deep disparities in our child welfare system is long overdue.…

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…