Kids Count Data Book: State Profiles of Child Well-being
Annie E. Casey Foundation, June 2013, 60 pp.
This annual report provides data on 10 indicators of child well-being, by state and for the U.S. States are ranked on each indicator and compared to previous years. more info >
North Dakota KIDS COUNT Fact Book
North Dakota KIDS COUNT, November 2012, 220 pp.
Provides North Dakota state, region, and county-level data on child well-being, including demographics, family and community, economic well-being, education and early care, health, and safety and risky behaviors. more info >
Minnesota Kids Count data book
Annie E. Casey Foundation, August 2012, 52 pp.
Snapshot of data on 10 indicators of child well-being in Minnesota. The state is ranked on each indicator and compared to previous years. Data are also provided by region. more info >
The state of America's children
Children's Defense Fund, July 2012, 185 pp.
A compilation of national and state-by-state data on poverty, health, child welfare, youth at risk, early childhood development, education, nutrition and housing. Report is compiled annually. Select "Annual Report" in the "Type" box to get to these reports. more info >
Wilder Research, July 2012, 8 pp.
A 2011 report provides a snapshot of the status of African-American babies relative to other babies in St. Paul and Minneapolis. A 2012 report presents the results of community conversations about raising strong and healthy children. more info >
America's Children in Brief: Key National Indicators of Well-Being
Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics, July 2012
Reports data on a set of indicators of child well-being. Indicators included are in the categories of family and social environment, economic categories, health care, physical environment and safety, behavior, education, and health. This is an annual report. more info >
The importance of play in promoting healthy child development and maintaining strong parent-child bond: Focus on children in poverty
American Academy of Pediatrics, December 2011, 12 pp.
Discusses the importance of play and addresses issues that may deprive children who live in poverty from gaining the maximum benefit from play. more info >
Zero to three research to policy project: Maternal depression and early childhood
Children's Defense Fund Minnesota, April 2011, 57 pp.
Every untreated case of maternal depression in Minnesota is estimated to cost society at a minimum $23,000 per year in terms of lost productivity for both mother and child. This report examines the research findings in maternal depression and early childhood, the implications for Minnesota policy, and option to decrease the prevalence and impact of maternal depression in the state. more info >
Breastfeeding supports and challenges: Mothers' perspectives on health care, worksites and social influences
Wilder Research and the Minnesota Department of Health, October 2010, 70 pp.
Examines the social and physical environmental conditions that impact women's decisions to breastfeed. The Minnesota Department of Health and Wilder Research conducted focus groups and interviews with a diverse cross section of mothers of infants in Minnesota. This report summarizes participants' responses in relation to their experiences with health care settings, worksites, and social influences. more info >
Racial/Ethnic Differences in Early-Life Risk Factors for Childhood Obesity, Pediatrics
Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, April 2010, 12 pp.
Looks at racial/ethnic differences in early-life risk factors for childhood obesity. more info >
Painting a brighter picture of infant and early childhood mental health in Greater Minnesota
Minnesota Thrive Initiative, January 2010, 16 pp.
Describes the collaborative efforts of several entities to strengthen local support networks to ensure the social and emotional well-being of children 0-5. The report includes six case studies from around Greater Minnesota and lessons learned through the project. more info >
Delayed childbearing: More women are having their first child later in life
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Center for Health Statistics, August 2009, 8 pp.
This report compiles statistics on the average age of women having their first child. The age of the mother, both younger and older, plays a strong role in a wide range of birth outcomes. more info >
Early childhood Minnesota
Wilder Research, June 2009, 24 pp.
Looks at indicators and strategies for Minnesota’s early childhood system. Presents data for 22 indicators of child and family health and well-being and system indicators of quality and access. Indicators represent four, overlapping themes: early learning, family support, health/mental health, and special needs/early intervention. The report also identifies a set of key strategies for improving outcomes for young children. A special analysis highlights disparities in income, race, and geography that adversely affect the health and well-being of Minnesota children under age 6 and their families. more info >
Status of girls in Minnesota
Women's Foundation of Minnesota, April 2008, 68 pp.
Examines the economic, social, physical and psychological well-being of girls in Minnesota. Includes data and recommendations for policy change to improve the status of Minnesota's girls. more info >
Project thrive: Reducing disparities beginning in early childhood
National Center for Children in Poverty, July 2007, 8 pp.
Research about disparities with origins in early childhood and the role of state early childhood comprehensive systems in reducing disparities. more info >
Young Children of Substance Users: The Case for Alcohol and Other Drug Education
National Abandoned Infants Assistance Resource Center, May 2005, 28 pp.
Newsletter focusing on young children of substance users, including information on risk and protective factors for addiction, reducing risk factors, and interventions. more info >
The health and well-being of young children of immigrants
Urban Institute, November 2003, 42 pp.
This report focuses on the health and well-being of young children under six in immigrant families. Sections include: immigration trends and impacts; poverty, family structure, and parents' work; risk factors for poor school performance; hardship and benefit use; health status and insurance coverage; and child care arrangements. more info >
Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health
Presents state and national data on children's health. Indicators include: overall health status, asthma, socio-emotional difficulties, preventive health and dental care, early childhood experience, repetition of grade, reading, and attending religious services. more info >