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In fall 2018, Ascend and the GOOD+ Foundation convened fathers, researchers, thought leaders, policymakers, and social service program leaders to explore the Father Factor — a Critical Link in Building Strong Families and Communities. This report summarizes critical themes and practical examples that surfaced at the convening to increase father engagement for the well-being of children, families, and…

This literature review supports Cook Inlet Tribal Council’s (CITC) alignment of programming to achieve and measure organizational targets associated with family self-sufficiency. The report provides an overview of key factors that move families towards self-sufficiency, describes applied examples of community efforts to support families, highlights key methods for measuring progress towards self-sufficiency, and concludes with…

The Exploration of Integrated Approaches to Supporting Child Development and Improving Family Economic Security project investigated the design and evaluability of approaches to alleviating poverty that address the needs of low-income parents and children. The project examined programs that deliberately combine services that are intended to support both child development and parental economic security. Recent advances in…

With 22 percent of the undergraduate student population comprised of parents, policymakers and institutions must explore the unique needs of this population and address the challenges that may prevent parents from attaining their degree. This includes determining what systems, services, and approaches best support their mental health needs. This brief examines opportunities for policymakers and academic…

Investments in the postsecondary success of parents with young children can increase attainment of credentials leading to good jobs, bring children the benefits of high-quality learning environments, promote later college-going among children, and improve family economic security across generations. This factsheet provides figures on the student parent population based on the latest National Postsecondary Student Aid Study data. (April 2019)

The current brief explores the effect of a two-generation human capital intervention, CareerAdvance®, on children’s outcomes. CareerAdvance®, developed and run by the Community Action Project of Tulsa County (CAP Tulsa), is a healthcare training programdesigned for parents of children enrolled in CAP’s Head Start programs. Past evaluationsfound that CareerAdvance® was associated with improved parent education,…