Why is it Important to Assess Family Impact?
Families are a cornerstone for raising responsible children who become caring, committed contributors to a strong democracy and competent workers in a sound economy. Families are endorsed across the political spectrum and can be used to rise about partisan politics. Yet family considerations are not systematically raised in the normal routines of policymaking and program operation. In response, several nonpartisan resources are available for viewing policies, programs, and practices through the lens of family, including a family impact toolkit, family impact analyses, checklists, procedures, and discussion starters. These resources can be used by anyone interested in supporting and strengthening families in all their diversity across the lifespan, such as policymakers, family and human service educators/professionals, legislative and agency staff, policy analysts, policy and program evaluators, and program or organization staff.
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