Public Policy

Generations United believes that public policy should meet the needs of all generations and that resources are more wisely used when they connect generations rather than separate them. We promote an intergenerational approach to framing public policies that impact children, youth and older adult issues.

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Press Release Advocates Celebrate Biden Administration Kinship Care Rule
Rule issued by the U.S. Administration for Children and Families is an opportunity to streamline approval and provide equal federal support for kinĀ 
Publication Promoting Peer Support in Child Welfare
Peer support programs are crucial for children and families, particularly when children are removed from their parents, whether or not it is through the formal child welfare system. For children, youth, parents and the caregivers that support them, the ability to turn to individuals in their communities who understand what they are going through is a vital lifeline.
Publication Changing Demographics Can Result in Strengthening Families
In preparation for the 30th observance of the International Year of the Family (IYF+30) in 2024, Generations United held an expert symposium in Washington D.C. on July 25, 2023, as part of its annual global conference. This is the Final Report and Supplemental Materials from this meeting.
State of Grandfamilies in America Annual Reports
This report series shines a light on the challenges grandfamilies face and the incredible service they provide our country. Each report includes infographics that show the latest data on the number of children who live in grandfamilies and offers recommendations to help guide the development of supportive policies and services for grandfamilies. Each issue has a unique focus on a particular issue affecting the families.