Resource Library

Building Pathways for Parents Innovation for Work & Education

One of the hallmarks of an effective whole family approach is finding ways to connect parents with the opportunity to build their skills and knowledge in areas that important both inside and outside of the home. Join this webinar to hear stories from two organizations on how they have used Head Start and local post-secondary partners to develop skills and create opportunities for parents.

States Leading the Way: Practical Solutions that Lift up Children and Families

Ascend at the Aspen Institute is the national hub for breakthrough ideas and collaborations that move children and the adults in their lives to educational success, economic security, and health and well-being. Practical State Solutions profiles effective solutions from Ascend partners throughout the United States and the work driven by leaders in Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Maryland,Minnesota, Tennessee, and Utah. It contains recommendations on processes that lead to better outcomes for families, lessons learned on engaging and bringing families to the table as empowered experts, and information on how to move to the next level whether you are starting your 2Gen journey or working to go deeper

2-Gen Principles to Practice

The Minnesota 2-Generation Policy Network is a collaborative of state agencies, counties local organizations, and tribal nations in Minnesota, designed to advance two-generation approaches to policies and practices that improve outcomes for children and parents together. From a two-year period of this inter-agency and cross-sector effort, the network established a set of guiding principles–define the “how” of two-generation work. This tool intends to surface strengths and opportunities for moving these principles into practice for those who create policy or manage programs that affect families.The principles are equally important and interrelated; as you go through the tool, you may find that practices in one principle rely on practices in another. They are presented in no particular order.

The 2018 Version of Money Smart for Adults

The FDIC’s 2018 version of the instructor-led Money Smart for Adults curriculum was released in November 2018! This full replacement of the 2010 version provides instructors with practical knowledge, skills-building opportunities, and resources they can use to help participants manage their finances with confidence. The 14 new modules feature basic financial topics, and include updated information, and expanded content on topics such as mobile banking, creative ways to save money, and credit reports and scores.

How a Kitchen for Head Start Kids Can Become a Social Enterprise

Learn how operating a social enterprise can be the next step from activities your CAA is already doing. Hear how your CAA can use an asset you already have to generate an unrestricted source of income.

2019 Learning Community Kick-Off Webinar

This webinar from the Learning Communities Resource Center introduces the 2019 Learning Community Groups, reviews the application process, and shares the exciting benefits of joining the Learning Community.

ROMA Next Generation Curriculum-Community Level Work Example

This video is a part of a training series around ROMA Next Generation: Implementing the ROMA Cycle in the “Next Generation” Performance Management Framework, developed by The Association for Nationally Certified ROMA Trainers (ANCRT) and the Community Action Partnership . The series contains 4 video modules with accompanying slides around the components of the ROMA cycle, and also includes training workshop modules. This particular module offers an introduction to use and analysis of data.

Community Action Economic Mobility Initiative Design Plan

This Community Action Economic Mobility Initiative Design Plan is meant to help your team think through and detail the essential elements of your whole family approach. It is organized by Components – and each Component section asks you to answer a set of questions. Answering all the questions will produce a “picture” of your effort – and a better sense of the work you have ahead of you. As you complete this design plan, you may find there are things you have not yet thought about, or challenges you don’t yet know how to address.

Whole Family Building Blocks: Aligning High Quality, Intentional, Intensive Services to Parents and Children

During this webinar participants will learn more about the building blocks agencies need to construct to successfully shift to a whole family approach. Specifically this webinar will focus on the building block related to aligning services for parents and children together. Additionally, participants will learn how to access the awesome resources coming from the whole family approach efforts of the Learning Community.


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