The Two-Generation (2Gen) Framework

CDHS utilizes a Two‐Generation (2Gen) framework to inform all of its services. The 2Gen framework encourages CDHS programs to serve children and their caregivers simultaneously, to harness the family’s full potential and to put the entire family on a path to permanent economic security. When programs and policies are designed with the whole family’s educational and economic future in mind, and families are assisted to access the social networks and resources needed to be successful in life, opportunity becomes a family tradition. Fragmented approaches to serving families that address the needs of children and their caregivers separately leave either the child or the caregiver behind, reducing the likelihood of success for all members of the family. The 2Gen framework brings all family members along together, assesses all family members together and provides all family members with opportunities, together, to be successful. For more information about 2Gen efforts at CDHS, please contact Keri Batchelder at keri.batchelder@state.co.us or 303‐866‐5310.