Latest Child Trends Stories

2012-08-21 22:18:11

Young children in lower-income families who live in high-cost areas don't do as well academically as their counterparts in low-cost areas, according to a new study. The study, by researchers at Child Trends and the University of California (UCLA), appears in the journal Child Development. "Among families with incomes below 300 percent of the federal poverty threshold–that's below $66,339 for a family of four–living in a region with a higher cost of living was related to...

2011-10-28 07:00:00

Rigorous five-year study finds child-focused recruitment results in up to three-fold increase in adoption among youth in foster care. Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 28, 2011 The most comprehensive evaluation ever conducted on family recruitment practices for children in foster care was released today from the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption (DTFA). The five-year study, led by Child Trends, found children served by a child-focused recruitment model experienced substantially higher rates...

2010-09-30 15:07:04

A forthcoming issue of the Journal of Marriage and Family states that children today are less likely to be born into a "traditional" family structure, defined as two biological married parents. Growing numbers of children in the United States experience multiple family living arrangements during childhood. How these transitions affect the individual child's well-being needs to be fully addressed by researchers and policymakers alike. This article fully reviews the existing research from the...

2010-05-10 16:46:00

PHOENIX, May 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Today three leaders in the youth service field announced their intent to integrate their products and services in order to empower communities to better serve their children, youth and families. The collaboration will provide community leaders with access to the critical information they need to better allocate resources while improving programs and services. This innovative partnership is comprised of Child Trends, a nonpartisan, nonprofit research center...

2009-10-27 09:30:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Contrary to the perception of most Americans, the majority of teen parents are from households that are not in poverty and that are not headed by single parents. These findings and others were released today by The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. Results of new public opinion polling show that 67% of adults believe that most teen mothers are from homes below the federal poverty level. Fully 70% of adults surveyed...

2009-05-30 08:05:00

National data shows a "dramatic" rise in the number U.S. teenagers choosing to abstain from sex between 1992 and 2002, while the use of contraceptives among those who are sexually active has similarly shot up, according to a new report. The most recent reports from the period after 2002, however, show that teen pregnancy rates are once again starting to climb.  According to the report's lead author Dr. Jennifer Manlove from Child Trends in Washington, D.C., this indicates that more work...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.