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School policies and substance use

We examine the relationship between school policies meant to combat students’ substance use, and students’ substance use as young adults, in a new brief. 

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Do neighborhood characteristics influence physical activity?

Exercise is important for kids’ current and long-term health, and it’s related to their levels of activity as adults. We looked at the frequency of children’s exercise, and at neighborhood characteristics, such as playgrounds and parents’ perception of neighborhood safety, to see if there was a correlation. 

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Applying the Research

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How states fund child welfare

Total spending on child welfare has declined for the first time in nearly 20 years. This report summarizes findings from a national survey of states’ child welfare spending. Where’s the money coming from in your state?

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