Developing a Two-Generation Approach to Parenting a Second Time Around

The Parenting A Second Time Around (PASTA) curriculum, designed for grandparents/relatives who are parenting again, focuses on caregiver needs and supports. The goal of this project is to expand the PASTA program to address the needs and supports of youth and children in kinship families. Including both caregivers and youth assists the family in negotiating changing family dynamics, roles, and expectations and aligns with the Two-Generation (2Gen) approach of supporting the family as a whole.

Roles and responsibilities 

The student intern is responsible for researching best practices in the field for supporting youth in a kinship family and creating a body of knowledge in order to plan programming. Additionally, the intern may assist with planning, development, and implementation of specific modules of intergenerational or youth-only focused workshops to complement the PASTA curriculum.

Qualifications and previous coursework

This opportunity is available to students in Cornell University's College of Human Ecology.

Applicants should have completed coursework in human development and family systems. 

Learning outcomes 

  • Subject area research
  • Program planning and implementation