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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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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Child Indicator Spring 2014

Jun 2014 | David Murphey

The spring edition of the Child Indicator Newsletter reports on new conceptualizations of children's health, the Department of Education's civil rights data collection, and more.

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Do Parents Feel More Aggravated These Days? Parental Aggravation in the U.S., 1997-2012

Mar 2014 | David Murphey; Tawana Bandy; Kristin Anderson Moore; Mae Cooper

In this research brief, Child Trends examines data on parental aggravation collected from two nationally representative surveys: the National Survey of America’s Families (NSAF), fielded in 1997, 1999, and 2002; and the National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH), fielded in 2003, 2007, and 2011/12. Researchers are able to examine national trends and trends for 13 states over a 15-year period, and trends for 38 states (including the District of Columbia) over a nine-year period.

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