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Every Family Forward: How Do We Advance Our Collective Responsibility to All Families?
February 8 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pmFree
In the last few years, there has been growing recognition that families come in many different shapes, and that policies and systems built around simplistic notions of what a family looks like will leave out many caregivers and children. RWJF is committed to advancing work that centers families in policies, economic systems, and support programs—so they have everything they need to live in dignity. In order to do that in a meaningful way, we must recognize the aspirations different families have and the diverse shape families take. That can mean adoptive, foster, LGBTQ+, single-parent, kinship families, unmarried couples, and more.
Caregivers and families of all kinds contribute greatly to the health and well-being of our children, our communities and our economy. So, as a nation, what will it take to understand that no matter what our families look like, our health and wellbeing are connected? What will it take to recognize the collective responsibility that our institutions have in ensuring that all families have the opportunity to thrive?
Register to join us for a live learning event on February 8 at 3pm ET on how best to recognize our interdependence and build a shared prosperity with children and families.
Donna Butts, Executive Director of Generations United,
Jordan Budd, Executive Director of COLAGE
Fran Gladney, a parent leader and member of RWJF’s Family Advisory Committee
Moderator: Jennifer Ng’andu, Managing Director, Healthy Children and Families, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation