Child Trends is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research center based in Bethesda, Maryland that conducts research on children, children's families, child well-being, and factors affecting children's lives.
The organization is funded through grants and contracts from foundations, federal and state agencies, and other organizations.
Child Trends studies children and teens at all stages of development and provides research, data, and analysis to advocacy groups, government agencies, and other institutions including program providers, the policy community, researchers and educators, and the media. Research focus includes:
- Child Health
- Child Poverty
- Child Welfare
- Children of Immigrants
- Early Childhood Development
- Indicators of Child Well-being
- Marriage & Family
- Fatherhood & Parenting
- School Readiness
- Teen Pregnancy
- Teen Sex
- Youth Development
Child Trends designs and conducts evaluations of child development and well-being. The Child Trends DataBank is an online resource for national trends and research on key indicators of child and youth well-being. Child Trends' What Works is a collection of experimental evaluations of social interventions that assess child outcomes.
Notable staff and board
- "Our Staff". Child Trends. Retrieved 31 December 2018.
- Pawlowski, A. "Percentage of parents aggravated by kids nearly doubles over decade". Today. Retrieved 31 December 2018.
- Kirk, Mimi. "Where American Kids Are In Crisis". CityLab. Retrieved 31 December 2018.
- Child Trends
- Layton, Lyndsey. "Hispanic students are making steady math progress". Washington Post. Retrieved 31 December 2018.
- Zeltner, Brie. "Almost half of U.S. kids suffer traumas; exposure linked to bullying, problems in school as early as age 12". Plain Dealer. Retrieved 31 December 2018.
- Sanchez, Claudio. "Mexican-American Toddlers: Understanding The Achievement Gap". NPR. Retrieved 31 December 2018.
- Samuels, Christina. "Parenting Program Aimed at Latinos Helps Boost Literacy Behaviors". Education Week. Retrieved 31 December 2018.
- Jenkins, Nash. "1 in 14 U.S. Children Has Had a Parent in Prison, Says New Study". Time. Retrieved 31 December 2018.
- Ludden, Jennifer. "For More Millennials, It's Kids First, Marriage Maybe". NPR. Retrieved 31 December 2018.
- Chandler, Michael Alison. "Achievement gap in D.C. starts in infancy, report shows". Washington Post. Retrieved 31 December 2018.
- "Board of Directors". Child Trends. Retrieved 31 December 2018.