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Helping Parents, Helping Children: Exploring the Promise of Two-Generation Programs (May 22, 2014)

When May 22, 2014
from 11:30 AM to 04:30 PM
Where Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School, Robertson Hall Princeton, New Jersey 08540
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Helping Parents, Helping Children: Exploring the Promise of Two-Generation Programs

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In recent years, scholars have launched many intervention programs aimed at improving the employment preparation of parents while simultaneously enrolling their children in high-quality early childhood education programs. The dual goals of these programs are to help parents acquire the skills needed to improve family income through employment and to boost the child's learning and social development. These two-generation programs have the promise of building human capital for both children and parents by applying an intensive, extended approach.

This conference will address the research using developmental science to frame the data relating to two-generation programs with a one day event bridging research and practice. Discussion will highlight what types of two-generation programs are currently on the ground as well as potential new models.  Special attention will be given to implementation and policy issues when creating two-generation programs.

This conference is an outreach event for the latest Future of Children Journal, Helping Parents, Helping Children: Two-Generation Mechanisms. This journal issue, edited by Ron Haskins, Sara McLanahan, and Irv Garfinkel will be released this Spring.

IWPR Vice President and Executive Director Barbara Gault gave a presentation “Supporting Student Parent Success in College” at the conference. 

This event is free, but by invitation only and requires registration.
Please RSVP by Thursday, May 15, 2014.

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