Resources

Use these resources to learn how you can incorporate the Whole Family Approach into your work and improve family well-being in your community.

These materials are generously provided by organizations practicing the Whole Family Approach. Check back frequently as new resources are added on an on-going basis.

Communication Tools

Whole Family Approach Message and Guidelines   Document with messages and storylines to provide your organization with the right way to talk about the Whole Family Approach. Learn More
Whole Family Approach Infographic     The Whole Family Approach wheel outlining how the approach works, step by step. All are welcome to download, print, and distribute the infographic or use digitally. Learn More
Whole Family Approach Brochure   Brochure providing an overview of the Whole Family Approach highlighting its distinction from other approaches, and where it can be applied. All are welcome to download, print, and distribute… Learn More

COVID-19 and Emergency Response

COVID-19 Response Resources for New Jersey   List of COVID-19 resources for business owners, employees, individuals, and families. Learn More
Pascale Sykes Foundation Response to Building Strong Families During COVID-19   Catch up with what the Pascale Sykes Foundation has been done to support the New Jersey community and their grantees during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn More
Strengthening Families During COVID-19 Webinar   President and CEO of the Pascale Sykes Foundation, Frances Sykes, joined the Ascend network of family well-being advocates and service providers to share lessons around the Foundation’s response to… Learn More
How Small Foundations Can Support Grantees and Leave a Lasting Legacy   President and CEO, Frances Sykes’s discussion with Exponent Philanthropy about how the Foundation pivoted in the face of COVID-19, and what the future looks like for other small foundations. Learn More
Response to COVID-19 by Whole Family Approach Collaborations in Urban Settings   In early 2020, the emergence of COVID-19 drastically and fundamentally changed the organization of social and economic life in the United States. For approximately six weeks in April and… Learn More
Response to COVID-19 by Whole Family Approach Collaborations in Rural Settings   A Qualitative Evaluation of Collaboratives' Work with the Whole Family Approach During the COVID-19 Pandemic In response to the dual shock of the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic hardship,… Learn More
Mentoring in a COVID-19 World The Arthur Project continued to make mentoring a priority in the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn how they strengthened relationships in a virtual world. Learn More
Three Ways the Whole Family Approach Builds Resilience This blog provides lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic from the Familia Adelante collaborative. Learn More
One Family’s Resilience During COVID-19 Pandemic Families For Literacy understands the impact COVID-19 has had on families like Ariel, Lisa and their two children. This blog explains how the organization offered support to families during the… Learn More

Family Counseling and Coaching

The Prosperity Agenda: Family-Centered Counseling   Family-centered coaching toolkit from The Prosperity Agenda. Use and adapt these strategies, tools, and resources to work holistically with families as they strive to reach their goals. Learn More
The Prosperity Agenda: A Coaching Approach to Case Management?   This resource from The Prosperity Agenda explains the importance of family case managers viewing all their families holistically and provides a checklist to understand how they can ensure a… Learn More
The Prosperity Agenda: Bi-Weekly Coffee Break Length Webinars   The Prosperity Agenda Coaching Up Close mini-webinar series puts you in front of a live trainer as they discuss innovative coaching approaches from TPA. Learn More
The Prosperity Agenda: Bi-Weekly Open Office Hours with Other Practitioners   Drop in on these open office hours for coaches and their team members. We’ll follow-up on weekly Coaching Up Close topics and leave space to take questions, hear insights,… Learn More
The Prosperity Agenda: A Tool to Map Support from Networks   Identifying support is not a new idea in the field of coaching. Who Is In My Family? is a Family-Centered Coaching tool to help coaches take an expansive view… Learn More
Whole Family Approach and Financial Stability Fact Sheet   One pager with information on types of services organizations provide when supporting families with financial literacy. Learn More
Families for Literacy Family Goal Planning Sample   Family goal template with examples of how to ensure families and children reach their goals with your organization’s services. Learn More

Financial Literacy

The Prosperity Agenda: Money Mindset Conversations   This resource from The Prosperity Agenda called Money Mindset Cards are a boxed set of 30 dialogue-based activity cards. These cards are great for in-person and virtual conversations.   Learn More
The Prosperity Agenda: Financial Resilience   Talking about money can be uncomfortable and intimidating. This document creates a supportive and non-judgmental environment for parents to share strategies about how their families save, spend, and talk… Learn More
Whole Family Approach and Financial Stability Fact Sheet   One pager with information on types of services organizations provide when supporting families with financial literacy. Learn More

Research

Whole Family Approach Research Framework   Research is an important tool used to measure the impact of the Whole Family Approach on participating families. This document explains how to incorporate inclusivity throughout the entire research… Learn More
Evaluation of Whole Family Approach in Education   Research from the Senator Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs at Rutgers University. The research provides information on the 7 year evaluation of the Pascale Sykes Foundation funded Child… Learn More
Response to COVID-19 by Whole Family Approach Collaborations in Urban Settings   In early 2020, the emergence of COVID-19 drastically and fundamentally changed the organization of social and economic life in the United States. For approximately six weeks in April and… Learn More
Evaluation of the Whole Family Approach in Urban Settings   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… Learn More
Response to COVID-19 by Whole Family Approach Collaborations in Rural Settings   A Qualitative Evaluation of Collaboratives' Work with the Whole Family Approach During the COVID-19 Pandemic In response to the dual shock of the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic hardship,… Learn More
Evaluation of Whole Family Approach in Southern New Jersey   Research from the Senator Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs (WRI), in collaboration with the Pascale Sykes Foundation, captured data among eight collaboratives serving families in Southern New Jersey.… Learn More