Research-Based Policy Recommendations

Decisions by the incoming administration and the new Congress will have immediate and long-term consequences for the nation’s 74 million children. There is an abundance of research to help inform upcoming policy deliberations. Child Trends has prepared a series of policy briefs that review the state of this research, the state of the field, and research-based recommendations for several key issues.


Child Care

Supporting Youth in Foster Care

Keeping Students Safe and Supported

Preventing Bullying and Cyberbullying

Teen Pregnancy Prevention

The Reproductive Health of Young Adults