Technical Assistance

Generations United’s technical assistance brings our experts into states and communities to provide consultation on intergenerational programs, policies and systems to support and engage children, youth and older adults.

Whether you are looking to start an intergenerational program, build an intergenerational shared site, or transform services for grandfamilies, we can customize cost-effective technical assistance to meet your needs.

We also convene a biennial global intergenerational conference that brings together practitioners from around the world to share, network and learn about intergenerational programs, practices, research and innovation. We develop and deliver customized workshops, training, webinars and resources on intergenerational issues for businesses, government agencies and non-profit organizations.

Please take a few minutes to tell us about your specific technical assistance needs and interests by filling out our Contact Form. We will respond to your request within 5 days.

Intergenerational Technical Assistance Includes:

  • Changing organization culture to think intergenerationally and embrace intergenerational practices
  • Developing and implementing community-wide efforts to engage all ages
  • Educating staff on key elements of quality intergenerational programs such as partnership building, participant recruitment engagement, participant and staff orientation and training, development of appropriate activities, evaluation tools, and marketing and fundraising strategies
  • Assessing your intergenerational program or facility and prepare a report documenting strengths and making specific recommendations to increase the impact of your work on multiple generations.

Grandfamilies Technical Assistance Includes:

  • Implementing federal Child Welfare Laws including Family First Prevention Services Act of 2018 (Family Foster Home Licensing Standards and Kinship Navigator Programs), the Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act of 2014, and the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008 (See our detailed menu of services – link to attached menu)
  • Using National Family Caregiver Support Program and other federal funding streams to serve grandfamilies
  • Educating advocates, practitioners and other professionals on the challenges, strengths of grandfamilies and model policies and programs to serve the families
  • Working with grandfamilies to lift up their voices with policy makers and the media.

Testimonials:

  • “I have a clearer sense of how intergenerational programs can further our mission.”
  • “There really were so many good ideas and recommendations! The resources you pointed are also really excellent. It really was one of my favorite webinars, and I’m really happy and thankful you were able to do this for us.”
  • “Definitely the most inspiring part of the conference – you had people so excited (in between tears) and many people telling us of personal decisions to get more involved in their communities in intergenerational work. “
  • “We want to thank you again for your encouragement, support and research behind H.4510…. We are confident this change will mean more South Carolina children can be with families rather than group homes…this would not have happened without the support and research of your team. Thank you!”
  • “Thanks so much for your feedback on our age-friendly community survey. You raised very good points…We appreciate your suggestions and will revise the survey accordingly.”