Parents and Children Thriving Together: A Framework for Two-Generation Policy and System Reform

In 2016, the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center), in partnership with the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) hosted a two-year policy academy. The policy academy, known as the Parents and Children Thriving Together: Two-Generation State Policy Network(PACTT Network), provided an opportunity for five states to create two-generation strategies for policy and systems change at the state level. The five states selected to participate are Colorado, Georgia, Minnesota, New Jersey and Oregon. This brief explores lessons learned from the PACTT Network and provides a framework to help guide state leaders seeking to implement two-generation strategies.

The PACTT Network was supported by grants from the Annie E. Casey, W.K. Kellogg and Doris Duke charitable foundations.

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