Press Herald Op-Ed: A brighter future for Maine children starts with a whole-family approach

In this Portland Press Herald op-ed, John T. Gorman Foundation President & CEO Nicole Witherbee and Ascend at the Aspen Network Managing Director Marjorie Sims share how the two-generation approach can be used to help more children and families thrive, in Maine and across the nation.

First developed in the 1980s, 2Gen approaches have gained national momentum over the last 10 years. They’re founded on a fundamental truth: the lives of kids and their caregivers are interdependent. Children thrive when their parents have what they need to succeed. Likewise, if kids are doing well, then it’s easier for the adults in their lives to tackle their family’s challenges and capitalize on opportunities – whether that means pursuing higher-paying careers, going back to school, creating stability at home, or attending to their own social, emotional or mental-health needs.

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