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2Gen Outcomes Bank


The 2Gen Outcomes Bank is designed to help capture and organize the outcomes, research, tools, and evidence base for two-generation approaches, strategies, and programs. Within the database, you will find outcomes, indicators, and research organized by child, parent, and family across the core 2Gen components of education, economic assets, health and well-being, and social capital.…

Understanding 2Gen


A one-page overview description of “What is 2Gen?” and its core components.

Understanding 2Gen with Graphic


A one-page overview description of “What is 2Gen?” and its core components — with 2Gen graphic attached.

Two Open Windows: Part II-New Research on Infant and Caregiver Neurobiologic Change


The original Two Open Windows (Kim and Watamura, 2015) highlighted research supporting the transition to parenting as a co-occurring sensitive period — i.e., a time in life characterized by “two open windows” where both infants and parents are especially receptive to being shaped by their environments. This report offers an update of that research for…

Strategies and Innovations that Support Student Parents: Leverage State and Federal Policy Opportunities


Many of the constraints that impact the success of students who are parents and the institutions that serve them are the result of state and federal policies and priorities. However, policies at the state and local level can also be opportunities to leverage additional support for parents. Specific policy guidance, modifications, or implementation at the…

Strategies and Innovations that Support Student Parents: Confirm Parenting Status and Assess Barriers to Completion


Student parents are on every postsecondary campus across the country – in-person and online – but are rendered invisible by current data practices. Institutions must first identify the population of need, determine the appropriate next steps, and use this report as a guide for potential interventions.