Thought Leadership and Convenings

Child Trends has a long history of bringing experts and thought leaders together for rigorous, unbiased, nonpartisan, research-based examinations of critical issues facing children and youth. In doing so, we help set research agendas and inform policy and practice decisions that move the field forward.

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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, […]