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.
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 […]
Project Description The impacts of imprisonment go beyond the imprisoned. More than 5 million children in the U.S. have had a parent in state or federal prison. That is nearly 7 percent of children. Child Trends used data from the National Survey of Children’s Health to examine outcomes associated with having a parent behind bars. […]
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, […]
Project Description This report found that children ages birth to six are especially vulnerable when one or both parents are deployed in a war zone, and from the effects of those deployments on the physical and mental health of the service members themselves. Young children are at higher risk of harm because of their emotional […]