Major Developments and News Resources Cited in Winter Edition of Child Trends’ The Child Indicator

Washington, DC –Child Trends winter edition of The Child Indicator cites new developments and new resources within each sector of the child and youth indicators field.


  • 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.  The organization is seeking members from varied disciplines and vocations.
  • The Health and Well-Being of Children: States and the Nation 2005 has just been released. This Chartbook is the first in a series that presents data from the National Survey of Children’s Health. The report includes indicators relating to children’s health status and health care, education, activity participation, and family and neighborhood conditions.
  • State Snapshots of Maternal and Child Health: 2004 Title V Information Now Available Online. This online Snapshot shows each state’s progress in meeting the goals outlined in their Title V application.
  • KIDS COUNT launches State-Level Data Online system. The KIDS COUNT State-Level Data Online system puts a wealth of state-level data at the fingertips of users. As of January 2006, the online data system contained nearly 100 measures including available data on education, employment and income, health, health insurance, immigrant children, population and family characteristics, poverty, and youth risk factors.
  • Child Care and Early Education Research Connections Database provides information on early childhood education and child care. This is a comprehensive online resource on child care and early childhood development created for researchers and policy makers. The database offers an immense array of research resources, including raw data, publications, survey instruments, and policy links.
  • What Do Children Need to Flourish? Conceptualizing and Measuring Indicators of Positive Development brings together a series of papers as part of an effort to jumpstart the development of positive measures in youth development.

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