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- Sep 07, 2016 - How Trauma Shapes the Lives of Refugee and Immigrant Children in the United States
- Apr 26, 2016 - New Report Calls for Greater Accuracy in Census Count of Young Latino Children
- Mar 28, 2016 - Latino Students’ Reading Scores Improve, But Few are Proficient
- Feb 09, 2016 - Are We Doing Enough To Create High-Quality Early Learning Opportunities?
- Jan 19, 2016 - In Funding Child Welfare Services, Children’s Interests Aren’t Always First
- Dec 08, 2015 - Low-Income Latino Families Are More Financially Stable and Less Likely to Participate in Government Assistance Programs
- Nov 06, 2015 - Federal Grant Provides $3.8 Million for Bullying Prevention in the District
- Nov 03, 2015 - Child Trends Awarded $25 Million in New Contracts and Grants
- Oct 27, 2015 - Five Million U.S. Children Have Had a Parent Incarcerated
- Sep 29, 2015 - New Report: Pre-K Program and Subsidized Center-based Child Care Show Benefits for Low-Income Latino Children
- Sep 22, 2015 - Report Finds U.S. Lags Middle- and High-Income Countries in Investments in Families Despite High Child Poverty Rate
- Aug 18, 2015 - Report Explores the Early Roots of Bullying
- Jun 17, 2015 - Soft Skills Key to Success for Youth Worldwide
- Apr 15, 2015 - Evaluation of a D.C. Elementary School Sheds Light on School Turnaround
- Feb 26, 2015 - New Study Shows Value of Strengthening Financial Management Capacity of Nonprofits
- Jan 28, 2015 - How Hispanic Households differ and what that means for children; Notable advantages for Hispanic children with at least one foreign-born parent
- Nov 19, 2014 - Child Trends Reports on Promising Program for Closing “Word Gap” Through Family Engagement
- Nov 10, 2014 - Math Scores on the Rise for Hispanic Students
- Oct 23, 2014 - The Developing Brain: Implications for Youth Programs
- Sep 26, 2014 - Survey Finds Decline in Child Welfare Spending
- Sep 24, 2014 - Nuevo Informe Revela Avances en Educación para Niños Latinos en EE.UU
- Sep 24, 2014 - New Report Finds U.S. Latino Children Gaining Ground in Education
- Jul 30, 2014 - New Study Shows High Prevalence of Harmful Adverse Experiences among Children: Most Comprehensive Look at National and State-Level Data
- Jun 11, 2014 - Nuevo Instituto Hispano de Child Trends Revela Resultados de la Primera Evaluación Aleatoria de un Programa para Padres Latinos
- Jun 11, 2014 - New Child Trends Hispanic Institute Releases Findings of the First Random-Assignment Evaluation of a Latino Parenting Program
- Apr 16, 2014 - Study Reveals Major Changes in Families Worldwide and Points to Strategies to Improve Child Health
- Feb 25, 2014 - New Study Highlights Promising Approach for Closing Education Achievement Gaps
- Feb 20, 2014 - Announcing the Launch of the National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families
- Feb 19, 2014 - New Report Finds Most States Need More Support Linking Education Data to Guide Early Childhood Efforts
- Dec 09, 2013 - To Reduce Poverty among Hispanics, Aim for Teen Birth Rate, Report Says
- Dec 02, 2013 - Too Young For Technology? What parents and child care providers should know about the use of digital media for toddlers and preschoolers
- Nov 20, 2013 - Child Trends Welcomes Ann Segal as Visiting Fellow
- Nov 07, 2013 - Child Trends Awarded Federal Contracts and Grants Valued at More than $20 Million
- Nov 04, 2013 - New Study Shines Light on Inequalities among America's Youngest Children
- Oct 23, 2013 - New Report Offers Research-Based State Policies Aimed at Improving Outcomes for Vulnerable Young Children
- Oct 02, 2013 - Carlise King Named Executive Director of the Early Childhood Data Collaborative
- Sep 25, 2013 - New Report on States Urges Better Care and New Policy for Infants and Toddlers in Child Welfare System
- Aug 21, 2013 - Ready or Not, Here Comes the Kindergarten Class of 2013
- Jul 22, 2013 - Wars Taking Toll on Young Children in U.S. Military Families
- Jun 11, 2013 - Mike Nosil Joins Child Trends as Vice President for Finance and Administration
- Jun 11, 2013 - What Do We Know about the High School Class of 2013?
- May 08, 2013 - Kelly Maxwell Joins Child Trends as a Senior Program Area Director
Kelly Maxwell will join Child Trends as a senior program area director in the organization’s early childhood area, starting July 1.
- Jan 15, 2013 - First-Ever Data Report on Family Well-Being Around the World The World Family Map
For the first time, data are available on family well-being across high- and low-income countries around the world.
- Jul 15, 2012 - Children’s Early Family Experiences Vary Dramatically By Mother’s Education and Marital Status
New Analyses from Child Trends Reveal Growing Disparities by Mother’s Education and Relationship Status at Birth
- Nov 29, 2011 - Rising Poverty Rates Take a Toll on Two Generations
Young Children, Young Parents, Single-Mother Families Disproportionately Hit by Weak Economy
- May 03, 2011 - Despite Record Low U.S. Teen Birth Rate, State Teen Birth Rates Vary Widely Repeat Teen Births Vary Across Cities
The 2011 edition of Child Trends' annual Facts at a Glance contains the latest national, state and city-level data on teen birth rates.
- Feb 23, 2011 - What Works in Out-of-School Programs for African American and Latino Children
New Analyses Based on Rigorously Evaluated Programs
- Dec 14, 2010 - Child Trends Appoints Four New Board Members
Honors Outgoing Members
- Jun 17, 2010 - Ready for Kindergarten? A Review of State Practices
A new research brief released today provides an overview of state Early Learning Guidelines (ELGs) and school readiness assessments.
- Jul 14, 2009 - The Achievement Gap Begins Early - Study Finds Disparities in Child Outcomes Among Infants
A new study finds disparities between poor, at-risk children and more advantaged children as early as 9 months of age.
- Apr 09, 2009 - New Study Finds Nearly One-Half of Children in Immigrant Families Live in Poverty
Official Measure Understates Poverty for All Children
- Feb 24, 2009 - Extended Families Help Children Avoid Foster Care
However, Survey Finds that States Offer Limited Assistance to Kids and Kin
- Feb 18, 2009 - Child Trends Grows with Two New Senior Staff
Hope Cooper and Tim Ross Join Child Trends
- Feb 17, 2009 - New Survey Finds that State Child Welfare Budgets May Face Perfect Storm
A new Child Trends study summarizes key findings from a survey of all 50 states and the District of Columbia regarding their child welfare expenditures in state fiscal year (SFY) 2006.
- Nov 19, 2008 - School Food Unwrapped
What’s Available and What Our Kids Actually Are Eating
- Oct 08, 2008 - Sexual and Contraceptive Behaviors of Teen and Young Adult Men
New Study Paints Troubling Portrait
- Jul 30, 2008 - Latest State Data on Teen Birth Rates, Abstinence, and Contraception
The 2008 edition of Child Trends’ annual Facts at a Glance contains a state-by-state list of teen birth rates.
- Jun 17, 2008 - Teens from Religious Families Engage in Less Risky Behavior
Parent and Friend Relationships Are Key
- May 15, 2008 - One Quarter of Science and Math Students Have “Out-of-Field” Teachers
Students in Higher Poverty Schools More Likely to Have Such Teachers
- Mar 18, 2008 - Teens and Older Sexual Partners
New Research Points to Long-Term Negative Consequences
- Feb 21, 2008 - Teens, Romance, and…Contraception?
New Research: The Quality of Teen Relationships Influences Decisions about Contraception
- Oct 25, 2007 - Double Jeopardy: Repeat Births to Teens
One in Five Teens Giving Birth are Already Mothers
- Oct 17, 2007 - America Needs “New Social Contract” to Balance Needs of Children and Seniors
Budget Crisis is Nation’s Single Biggest Children’s Issue
- Aug 29, 2007 - New Brief Identifies Specific School Features Linked to Elementary Achievement Scores
According to a new research brief from Child Trends, three elements of elementary school environments are associated with higher third grade math and reading scores.
- Aug 08, 2007 - Adoption Tax Credit Not Fulfilling Original Purpose
New Data Show Tax Credit Primarily Supports Private & Foreign Adoptions, Not Foster Care Adoptions
- Jul 12, 2007 - One in Eight U.S. Households with Infants is Food Insecure
New Report Links Food Insecurity to Maternal Depression, Poor Parenting, and Overweight Toddlers
- Jun 27, 2007 - New Report Reveals Wide State Variation in Teen Birth Rate
National Rate Reaches All-Time Low
- Jun 12, 2007 - So You’re Going to Be a Dad! How Involved a Dad Will You Be?
The Answer May Lie in How You Regard the Pregnancy and What You Do During It
- May 14, 2007 - Unmarried and Living Together With Children
Births to Cohabiting Couples at All-Time High
- Apr 12, 2007 - Children in Immigrant Families Firmly Rooted in America; Three out of Four Speak English Fluently
New Brief Highlights State-Level Data, Policy, and Program Implications for Diverse Immigrant Families
- Feb 14, 2007 - New Analysis Finds Early Childhood Vaccination Rates Have Stalled
Twenty-one States Have Vaccination Rates Lower Than the National Average
- Feb 12, 2007 - A Child's "Strong Start" in Life
A strong start in life is critical for children.
- Nov 20, 2006 - Teens Benefit When Families Eat Together – Not Just At Thanksgiving
Research has found that, there is a link between frequent family dinners and positive teen outcomes.
- Nov 08, 2006 - Child Trends’ Board of Directors Establishes the Kristin Anderson Moore Annual Lecture
Child Trends’ Board of Directors announced today that it is establishing the Kristin Anderson Moore Annual Lecture.
- Nov 08, 2006 - New Study Examines Men Who Father Children With More Than One Woman
One in Seven Men Will Have Children With Multiple Partners by Age 40
- Nov 06, 2006 - One in Seven Men Will Have Children With Multiple Partners by Age 40
New Study Examines Men Who Father Children With More Than One Woman
- Oct 16, 2006 - New Findings Show Parents’ Religious Attendance and Family Religious Activities Are Key Influences on Teens’ Sexual Activity & Contraception
Article in the Journal of Adolescent Health Reports Religious Denomination Not a Factor
- Aug 07, 2006 - Trends in Contraception Use Among U.S. Teens
Some Good News – Some Concerns
- Aug 01, 2006 - Nationally Recognized Child Welfare Researched To Join Child Trends
Rob Geen to Become Vice President for Public Policy and Director, Child Welfare Research Area
- Jun 27, 2006 - The Family Environment Affects Adolescent Well-Being
New Report Highlights Positive and Negative Influences
- Jun 27, 2006 - New Study Reports Prekindergarten (PK) Classes More Likely in Public Schools Where Children Are Eligible for Free or Reduced Lunches
PK Is an Essential Part of PK-3 Approach
- Jun 06, 2006 - Encouraging Trends in Teen Sexual Activity: Some Concerns Remain
A new research brief just released by Child Trends reports some encouraging findings on teen sexuality.
- Jun 06, 2006 - Who Believes That Two Parents Are More Effective at Raising Children – Mothers or Fathers?
The Answer May Surprise You
- May 23, 2006 - Child Trends Board of Directors Selects New President
Carol A. Emig to Begin October 2006
- May 15, 2006 - States Describe Child Care Quality Investments
State Variation Within A Common Framework
- May 12, 2006 - Surprising News: The Percentage of Teens Who Do NOT Date Reached New Highs
12th Grade Students Who Do Not Date Rose from 14% in 1991 to 27% in 2004
- Apr 18, 2006 - Schools Provide Interpreters for Parent-Teacher Conferences & Meetings for 81 Percent of Low-Income Children of Non-English Speaking Parents
New DataBank Indicator Also Finds Schools Translate Memos and Newsletters for K-3 Parents
- Apr 18, 2006 - Strong Decline in Teen Birth Rate Has Slowed
Increase in Number of Teen Births for All Teens: Highest Increase Among Hispanic Teens
- Apr 04, 2006 - Beyond Pills: Life Experiences Affect Maternal Depressive Symptoms…and Kids
New Study Finds Behavior Problems Higher in Children of Depressed Moms: Policies Targeting Mothers' Income, Marital Relationships Could Help Moms and Kids
- Mar 20, 2006 - Major Developments and News Resources Cited in Winter Edition of Child Trends' The Child Indicator
The International Society for Child Indicators is a new professional association that will allow members to share experience, research, methods, and dissemination practices on child indicators with other professionals around the globe.
- Mar 20, 2006 - New Study Contrasts Advantages and Disadvantages for Rural and Non-Rural Children in Care and Development
Child Trends and the National Center for Rural Early Childhood Learning Initiatives at Mississippi State University have released a report examining the advantages and disadvantages of early childhood development in rural areas in the United States.
- Mar 13, 2006 - It’s Spring Break: Have You Talked With Your Teens Yet?
Spring break is often considered a right of passage for teens.
- Feb 06, 2006 - How Does Professional Development Contribute to School Readiness? What Does It Really Mean?
New Book for Early Childhood Field Helps in Discovering Answers
- Feb 06, 2006 - Recommendations to Improve the Nation's Data Collection System to Support Health Research and Practices for Early Childhood Development
Child Trends’ New Report Analyzes 26 National Surveys: Identifies Strengths and Gaps
- Jan 06, 2006 - The Atlantic Philanthropies Awards Child Trends $2.2 Million, Four-Year Grant
Grant Will Fund Research-to-Results: Improving Policies and Practices for Youth Development
- Nov 07, 2005 - Sex Between Young Teens and Older Individuals is Linked to Nonvoluntary Sexual Intercourse and Lower Contraceptive Use
New Study Also Shows that Males Are at Risk, Most Relationships are with Older Teens
- Oct 31, 2005 - Boys More Than Twice as Likely as Girls to Receive Special IEP Educational Services; Non-Hispanic Blacks More Likely than Other Children to Repeat Grades 1-3;
Child Trends Releases Three New Early Childhood Findings
- Oct 17, 2005 - New Trends in U.S. Births and Fertility Rates
Teen Birth Rates Lowest Ever Reported – Nonmarital Birth Rates Up Significantly for Women 20 and Older
- Sep 15, 2005 - New Data On Oral Sex Among Teens
New Analyses of Recently Released Survey Data Show that a Substantial Percentage of Teens Have Engaged in Oral Sex and Are At Risk for Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)
- Mar 16, 2005 - Teen Birth Rates Continue Their Dramatic Decline
New Report Also Shows Big Drop in Teen Pregnancies that End in Abortion *Latest State and City Data on Teen Births Available
- Feb 22, 2005 - Pregnancy and Birth Rates for Hispanic Teens Are Declining, But Still High
New Study Takes a Closer Look at the Behaviors, Attitudes, and Outcomes Behind the Numbers
- Jan 05, 2005 - Taking a Fresh Look at the Effects of Welfare Reform on Children and Teens
New Study Updates Earlier Models of How Welfare Reform Might Impact Children
- Dec 08, 2004 - Most Teens Admire Their Parents and Enjoy Spending Time With Them: Really!
Findings of New Study on Teen Attitudes Toward Their Parents Might Surprise Many Parents
- Oct 06, 2004 - By the End of First Grade, Most Children Are Doing Well, But Those Who Started Kindergarten Less Prepared Still Haven’t “Caught Up”
New Study Tracks Progress of Children over the First Two Years of Formal Schooling
- Sep 16, 2004 - What Is a “Healthy Marriage”?
New Study Identifies 10 Ingredients; “Commitment” Heads the List
- Jul 27, 2004 - Who’s Taking Care of the Kids? Often It’s Grandma; Grandpa, Too
Finding convenient, trustworthy, affordable child care presents a challenge for many parents, but some parents seem to find a relatively easy solution: their own parents.
- Jan 08, 2004 - More than One-Third of Teens Never or Inconsistently Used Contraceptives During Their First Sexual Relationship
New Findings Reveal Patterns of Contraceptive Use During First Relationships
- Jan 06, 2004 - How are Children in Foster Homes Faring?
Significant Problems and Some Strengths Exist
- Dec 16, 2003 - Abortion Rate Among Teens Down More than One-Third in Last Decade
The abortion rate among teens ages 15 to 17 has declined by more than a third since 1990, from 26.5 abortions per 1,000 teens ages 15 to 17 in 1990 to 15.2 abortions per 1,000 teens in 1999.
- Nov 24, 2003 - The Percentage of Teens Having Sex Continues to Decline
One in Four Teens Who Are Having Sex Combine Substance Use and Sexual Activity * Latest State and City Data on Teen Births Available*
- Aug 07, 2003 - Teens' First Sexual Relationships Are Often Romantic, Short-Term, and Sometimes Abusive
Hispanic Youth and Young Teens at Greatest Risk
- Jun 11, 2003 - Poor Children in Working Families Continue to Lag Behind
Families "Playing by the Rules" Struggle with Child Care and Health Insurance
- May 27, 2003 - Just Who is Having Sex Before Age 15?
New Findings Dig Below the Surface of Last Week's Report
- Apr 24, 2003 - Physical Health and Social Skills Are Key to School Readiness
Literacy and numeracy are important parts of what a child needs to succeed in school, but they are not the only factors.
- Feb 11, 2003 - Percent of Poor Children Living with Working Parents Drops
First Decrease Since Passage of 1996 Welfare Reform Legislation
- Nov 18, 2002 - American Teens: The Good News
What Parents, Policymakers, and Program Staff Need to Know About Raising Healthy, Productive Adolescents
- Oct 29, 2002 - Vanishing Voters: What Works to Increase Voter Turnout Among Young People?
Research Offers Guidance for Increasing Youth Voting and Volunteering
- Sep 26, 2002 - Where and When Do Teens First Have Sex?
It's Not What You Think * Latest State and City Data on Teen Births Available*
- Sep 19, 2002 - Kids and Religion
Does Religious Participation Influence Young People's Behaviors?
- Sep 16, 2002 - Mental and Emotional Health Problems Among Teens
What Parents, Practitioners and the Public Can Learn about Prevention and Treatment from Research
- Aug 29, 2002 - American Families: Finally, Some Good News!
New Report Highlights Family Strengths
- Aug 27, 2002 - Teens and School Success
New Report Focuses on How to Promote Teens' Academic Success
- Jul 23, 2002 - Teen Relationships: More than Long Phone Calls and Dating Dramas
New Resource Indicates What Works to Raise Teens with Positive Social Skills for Long-term Benefits
- Jun 25, 2002 - What Works to Raise Healthy and Safe Teen-agers?
Information Alone Does Not Change Teens' Health and Safety Behaviors
- Jun 18, 2002 - Growing up with Married Parents Is Good for Kids: But Do We Know How to Get There?
The Bush Administration and the House welfare reform bill both call for programs to promote marriage among low-income families.
- Jun 13, 2002 - What About the Dads?
New Data Book Offers First Comparative Portrait of Mothers and Fathers in America
- May 21, 2002 - What Works to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, Childbearing, and Sexually Transmitted Diseases
New Resource Provides Guidelines for Developing Effective Policies and Programs
- May 21, 2002 - What Works to Improve the Lives of America's Teens
New Publications and Web Tool Translate Youth Development Research for Media, Policy Makers, Service Providers, and Program Funders
- Mar 25, 2002 - Are Children Whose Parents Left Welfare Better Off?
Research Finds Small Differences Between Children of Current and Former Welfare Recipients
- Mar 01, 2002 - Contrary to Popular View, Birth Rates Increased Among Unmarried Women in their Twenties
Recent statements applauding the stabilization of the out-of-wedlock birth rate, sometimes credited to welfare reform, have not looked at the whole picture.
- Feb 28, 2002 - Mentoring Programs Significantly Improve Outcomes for Youth
Studies Find Quality Mentoring Programs Can Enhance Youth Outcomes, But Poor Mentoring Relationships Can Harm Youth
- Jan 03, 2002 - Depressive Symptoms Among Welfare Recipients Can Jeopardize Children, Impede Maternal Employment
Mothers currently or recently receiving welfare are more likely than others to suffer from depressive symptoms.