Communications Planning and Outreach

The old models of communicating research are no longer sufficient, and what works today is already transforming for tomorrow. At Child Trends, we excel at doing strategic media outreach, supporting social media networks, and sharing our expertise with others looking to reach the right audiences. Above all, we communicate the content of our research in ways that are accessible and actionable.

Our strategic communications team has broad experience with messaging, media relations, graphic design, social media, website design and management, and video production, for clients including the federal Office of Adolescent Health, the Alliance for Early Success, and The Annie E. Casey Foundation.

Our reach is impressive. Child Trends’ research has been featured in The Washington PostThe New York TimesThe Atlantic, USA Today, Telemundo, CNN, Huffington Post, MSNBC, NPR, and more. Our website attracts more than 1 million visitors each year. Our weekly e-news is distributed to more than 30,000 state and federal policymakers, staff of nonprofit and philanthropic organizations, and researchers. Our Trend Lines blog is an influential source on child and family issues, and we have more than 20,000 followers on social media.

Project Case Studies

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Dissemination of Child Trends report: “The Invisible Ones: How Latino Children Are Left Out of Our Nation’s Census Count”

Project Description With preparation underway for the 2020 Census, a report from the Child Trends Hispanic Institute and National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund called for targeted efforts to accurately count young Latino children. The report revealed that more than 400,000 Latino children under age four were left uncounted in […]

Case study: Preventing youth violence

Child Trends’ groundbreaking study, Preventing Violence: A Review of Research, Evaluation, Gaps, and Opportunities, was a collaboration with the nonprofit organization Futures Without Violence, which works directly with communities to reduce violence. Futures asked us to research and document the causes of a wide range of violent behaviors throughout the United States. Published in 2014, […]