With funding from the Pascale Sykes Foundation, a research team at the University of Pennsylvania is collecting survey data from 138 families served by two collaboratives applying the Whole Family Approach in the New York City metro area — Familia Adelante in the South Bronx, and Families for Literacy in Jersey City, NJ. The research captures changes from December 2018 to June 2019 among these families. The full report will be available soon. While the program implementation is ongoing, and it is too early to report outcome data, early analysis reveals promising trends:
Young people are expressing increased optimism and a sense of agency about their future.
Relationships between parents and children are improving.
Adult mental health is improving.
Parents, especially women, feel more confident in their ability to effectively manage money.