2Gen Learning Resources

The following links provide additional guidance and information related to the 2Gen approach:

Ascend at the Aspen Institute:

EMPath Economic Mobility Pathways:

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Information Memorandum No. TANF-ACF-IM-2016-03:

2Gen Outcomes Bank (Ascend):

2Gen Resources (Ascend):

Adverse Childhood Experiences - Building Strong Brains Tennessee

Strengths Based Perspective - A Guiding Principle (Video) - https://youtu.be/eGaEAzqWeQQ

The Department of Human Services adheres to the strengths-based approach. An individualized, strengths-based approach refers to policies, practice methods, and strategies that identify and draw upon the strengths of customers/clients and communities. Strengths-based practice involves a shift from a deficit approach, which emphasizes problems and pathology, to a positive partnership with the customers/clients. The approach acknowledges each customer/client’s unique set of strengths and challenges and engages them as a partner. The strengths-based approach is an overall philosophical view that must be supported by policies, standards, and methods of service delivery of any organization that adheres to this philosophy. 


Posted July 9, 2019