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All Together Now: Collaboration and Innovation for Youth Engagement
CIRCLE, October 2013, 60 pp.
Studies youth political engagement, including a look at civic education and informed voting. more info >
The Negative Effects of Instability on Child Development: A Research Synthesis
Urban Institute, September 2013, 57 pp.
This paper reviews and synthesizes research on five areas of instability: family income, parental employment, family structure, housing and the out-of-home contexts of school and child care. It also discusses some of the key pathways through which instability may affect child development and recommendations for policy and practice to alleviate instability's impact. more info >
Diverse Children: Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration in America's New Non-Majority Generation
Foundation for Child Development, July 2013, 37 pp.
This report examines the significant disparities in the education, economic well-being, and health of children in the U.S. based on their race-ethnicity and whether or not their parents are immigrants. It includes detailed policy recommendations for improving the lives and well-being of children, especially those most at risk. more info >
Blind Spot: The Impact of Missed Early Warning Signs on Children's Mental Health
Center for Children's Advocacy, March 2013, 24 pp.
This study analyzed school records in an effort to identify patterns that could be helpful in designing or strengthening identification and intervention strategies to reduce or prevent serious mental health issues in early adolescence. more info >
Bullying and Children in the Child Welfare System
National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections, February 2013, 12 pp.
Provides an overview of the topic of bullying, as well as a guide to best practices and other resources for parents, caregivers and child welfare staff in addressing the issue. more info >
Basic Facts About Low-Income Children
National Center for Children in Poverty, January 2013, 8 pp.
This annual report presents statistics on the number and characteristics of children living in low-income families in the United States. Reports are broken down into age ranges. more info >
Child care & early education research connections
Promotes high-quality research in child care and early education and the use of that research in policy making. Includes reports, data, a database of instruments, information on policies, and links to other resources. more info >