National Human Services Assembly

Two-Generation

Building Stronger Families and Communities With a Two-Gen Approach

Building family well-being and maintaining it across a lifespan is one of the most powerful ways to create the opportunity for everyone to reach their potential and fully contribute to our communities. The Two-Generation (Two-Gen) approach builds well-being by working with families to support early childhood education, elementary education, economic stability, and family engagement.

The policy and programmatic changes that support these interconnected and systemic efforts happen on a continuum, over time. The Two-Gen approach begins with establishing a new mindset focused on family-centered program design, continues with the alignment of services across multiple organizations, and culminates in providing coordinated services to children and parents together, while tracking family outcomes over the long term.

More About Two-Gen

The National Assembly has focused on Two-Gen programming for several years, and as a result, has published multiple reports on the subject, in addition to collecting resources from other colleague organizations doing similar work. Key Two-Gen publications from the National Assembly are:

Below are some of the other resources to learn more about Two-Gen.

Support for Nonpartisanship – Letter to Congress

Dear Members and Friends, Today, the Community Letter in Support of Nonpartisanship is being delivered to members of Congress. The National Human Services Assembly is proud to stand with our fellow nonprofits to fight for the Johnson Amendment to remain intact, which is crucial to helping the human service sector build and maintain well-being in our […]

Medicaid Work Requirements Will Undermine Well-Being

Access to healthcare is a core human service that enables everyone in our communities to build and maintain emotional, physical, and financial well-being. This includes timely and reliable access to high-quality preventive care, as well as services that address differing health and wellness needs throughout life. When people are healthy, they are better equipped to […]

SAMHSA Freezes Clearinghouse for Evidence-Based Programs

The National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP), in its current form since 2006, is a clearinghouse of evidence-based substance abuse and mental health treatment and prevention programs administered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). In late December, SAMHSA abruptly terminated the contract with the organization responsible for reviewing submissions […]

Governing Magazine: “Tax Law Could Deliver Billion-Dollar Blow to Social Services”

Yesterday, Governing magazine published the article, “Tax Law Could Deliver Billion-Dollar Blow to Social Services,” which quotes NHSA CEO Lee Sherman. It also includes quotes and insight from NHSA board member David Thompson, from National Council of Nonprofits, and other sector leaders from Alliance for Strong Families and Communities (Marlo Nash), American Public Human Services Association, and Independent Sector.

Medicaid Work Requirements Continue to Raise Uncertainty

Access to healthcare is a core human service that enables everyone in our communities to build and maintain emotional, physical, and financial well-being. This includes timely and reliable access to high-quality preventive care, as well as services that address differing health and wellness needs throughout life. When people are healthy, they are better equipped to […]

National Coalition Requests Increased Funding for Federal Child Care Assistance

Today, the National Women’s Law Centerdelivered a letter, signed by NHSA and more than35 other national organizations, to the leadership of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees asking them to increase funding for the Child Care and Development Block Grant by $2.9 billion for fiscal year 2018. This increase would provide nearly 230,000 additional low-income families with high-quality […]

National Reframing Initiative

Build public support for human services so that all people have the opportunity to reach their full potential and contribute to thriving communities.

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