Parents and Children Thriving Together: The Role of State Agencies in Crafting a Statewide Two-Generation Strategy

Two-generation policy strategies can make a range of human services goals more achievable, including children’s educational success, adult credential attainment and workforce readiness, and family economic mobility. State work demonstrates opportunities for redesigning child- and adult-focused services to better serve low-income families as a whole. That includes reforming policies, cross-training staff, sharing and using data in new ways, and streamlining and aligning programs and practices. Furthermore, state efforts to develop and implement two-generation strategies also highlight the inherent challenges in developing and undertaking large-scale, systemic changes in state government. 

To learn more, read this brief by CLASP’s Hannah Matthews and National Governors Association’s Kimberley Meinert.