Child Trends develops and promotes indicators of child well-being used by researchers and policymakers to better understand children and youth and provide the means for assessing our shared accountability, as a nation, for their welfare. The Child Trends DataBank examines and monitors more than 100 indicators that focus on both risks and positive development for children. We also conduct in-depth reviews of subpopulations of children and youth – for example, children in adoptive families, infants and toddlers, and children in a particular region or jurisdiction.

For Venture Philanthropy Partners, Child Trends reported on the well-being of children and youth in the Washington, D.C. metro region.  Capital Kids: Shared Responsibility, Shared Future.

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Wisconsin's Infants and Toddlers

Apr 2015 | David Murphey; Mae Cooper

To help states target policies related to infants and toddlers, the Alliance for Early Success has funded Child Trends to create several state profiles. Wisconsin's infants and toddlers number more than 200,000. Here are some ways to support them.

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The Youngest Nebraskans: A Statistical Look at Infants and Toddlers in Nebraska

Mar 2015 | David Murphey; Mae Cooper

In this report, we present selected indicators that describe the status of infants and toddlers in Nebraska; we often show the comparable data for the U.S. as a whole. Where the data allow, we show trends for up to 10 years to display a fuller picture of their direction.

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State of Young Hispanic Children

Nov 2014 | Child Trends

This fact sheet includes information about demographics, education, the family, and the health of Hispanic children.

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Child Indicator Fall 2014

Oct 2014 | David Murphey

In this issue: Modeling the Life Course; Safeguarding Student Data; One U.S. Birth Certificate; America’s Young Adults - Adolescents and Young Adult Health; Undercounting Children; RBA in Vermont; Child Care in Europe; Generation 2030; Civic Engagement and Social Cohesion; Data-Based Child Advocacy; Confidentially...; Happy Birthday, KIDS COUNT!; National Children’s Study: New Recommendations

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