Pathways Recommendation

Invest in treatment and services that focus on creating opportunities for and addressing the needs of both children and the adults in their lives together. Home visiting is an example of a two-generation approach. Interventions could combine physical health, social-emotional health, child development, parenting education and social support. Address issues such as substance addiction, child abuse and neglect prevention, family planning, and supporting families of children with disabilities.

Pathways Action Map > Expectation 2: Community Context Action 2.2: Invest in Two-Generation Interventions

Why This Matters

Two-generation interventions that promote children’s healthy development while also developing the capabilities and resources of parents and caregivers are effective at improving child and family outcomes such as economic assets, health, and social capital, especially for families with low income.1  Several two-generational models supporting both children and family members are being implemented in North Carolina.

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