Families and Parenting

Child Trends investigates family relationships that influence a child’s development from birth through the transition to adulthood. We look at all family and household structures from children living with two parents, single parents, extended family members, and with foster and adoptive parents. We also study the role of fathers in children’s development and ways to improve father engagement among diverse groups of fathers. We offer expertise in quantitative and qualitative research, program evaluation, policy design, and technical assistance.


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Evaluation of Boston Healthy Start Initiative

Boston Healthy Start Initiative (BHSI) has been operating since 1991, working to decrease infant mortality rates and promote improved health outcomes for Black women in Boston and their infants. BHSI supports women, chil... More
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