A 2Gen Approach in Minnesota: A State Case Study for Systems Leaders & Policymakers
Supporting families holistically is inherent in Indigenous communities in Minnesota, across the United States, and around the globe. Drawing on that wisdom is at the heart of the modern iteration of a two-generation (2Gen) or “whole family” approach, with the goal to build family well-being by intentionally and simultaneously supporting children and the adults in their lives together.
Over many years, leaders in Minnesota have demonstrated a keen awareness about the importance of supporting families holistically, and that awareness has driven changes in state programs, policies, and funding. This case study is designed to share that story and provide an immersive experience into the work of state government leaders, partners, and communities in the state of Minnesota to achieve transformational systems change and advance powerful 2Gen whole-family approaches to achieving family well-being.