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Key Principles for Supporting Family Child Care: Advancing Legislation


Family child care, or child care that takes place in the home of a paid provider who is licensed, certified, or listed, is a common form of child care. This…

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…

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…