About Us

Child Trends is the nation’s leading nonprofit research organization focused exclusively on improving the lives and prospects of children, youth, and their families. For 36 years, decision makers have relied on our rigorous research, unbiased analyses, and clear communications to improve public policies and interventions that serve children and families.

We have more than 120 staff in three offices and multiple locations around the country, including our headquarters in Bethesda, Md. We are multi-disciplinary, and our workforce reflects the diversity of children and families in the U.S. Our work is supported by many of the nation’s largest foundations; by federal, state and local government agencies; and by leading nonprofit organizations.

Our Mission

Child Trends improves the lives and prospects of children and youth by conducting high-quality research and sharing the resulting knowledge with practitioners and policymakers.

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