Academic journal article Generations

Two Statewide Advocacy Groups

Academic journal article Generations

Two Statewide Advocacy Groups

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A unique new intergenerational partnership is being developed in Wisconsin. Two statewide advocacy groups-the Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups (CWAG) and the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families (WCCF)-have formed this partnership to involve older people in the Early Childhood Brain Development Campaign initiated by WCCF and the Wisconsin Committee to Prevent Child Abuse.

The Brain Development Campaign builds on recent research that recognizes the critical importance of brain development in a child's earliest years. The campaign will educate parents, citizens, and communities about these findings and help organize and advocate for policies and programs that will support positive brain development in children. This collaboration, funded by the Annie E. Casey Four dation, also seeks to develop a public policy agenda to improve the welfare of children and families in Wisconsin. CWAG will actively advocate for the implementation of this agenda.

The partnership seems natural. Who better to assist younger parents in understanding the importance of early childhood brain development than older people who have had experience as parents and grandparents?

The Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups has for many years had an intergenerational mission, but the grant from the Annie E. …

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