vast majority of young couples feel very positively about their
relationships, according to a report released by Child Trends late last
year; most report that they love their partner a lot. The Washington Times highlighted this report just in time for Valentine's Day. Read it. It might cheer you up.
February is American Heart Month. Child Trends is pleased to be working with the American Heart Association and Nemours on a 5-year evaluation of their Healthy Way to Grow
program, funded by the William G. McGowan Charitable Fund, which
supports early care and education programs nationwide in creating
healthier environments for young children, in an effort to reverse the
obesity epidemic. It's never too
early to set the stage for a lifetime of excellent health, for the heart
and the entire body. Refer to our resources, from publications with detailed information and recommendations about child and youth health, to health indicators, to information on the effectiveness of out-of-school programs working to impact health and blog posts that touch on children's health.
love doing research, especially research that strengthens programs and
practices. This brief was written as part of a series investigating the
family finding model, which provides child welfare practitioners with
search and engagement techniques to identify and involve family members
close to a child in foster care. The brief describes the importance of
establishing permanent familial connections for children and youth,
along with challenges in forming them, from the perspectives of those
We don't want flowers; we only want to share research results with you. Here's what's coming up:
On Tuesday, February
18th at 11 a.m. ET, the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation will
present findings and policy implications from its recent Child Care Decision-Making Literature Review (produced by Child Trends and co-authors from George Mason University and the Urban Institute) at a webinar. Sign up!
On Wednesday, February
19th at 2 p.m. ET, the Early Childhood Data Collaborative is holding a
webinar to share the results of its 2013 survey of state early childhood
data systems. Most states can't answer some basic questions about young
children because data are housed in multiple, uncoordinated systems. Register here.
Child Trends' partner
Healthy Teen Network has a series of webinars designed to increase the
capacity of youth-serving professionals, for which continuing education
credits are available. Upcoming topics include trauma-informed
approaches and using motivational interviewing to enhance programs. Check them out.
will be accepted in two categories: workshop sessions (open to all) and
grantee posters (for HHS grantees only). We encourage you to learn more and submit your abstract here! Please forward this message to your colleagues and contacts, too.
submitting an abstract, consider the audience:invited grantees of the
Office of Adolescent Health; the Administration for Children and
Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau; the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC), Division of Reproductive Health; and the
CDC Division of Adolescent and School Health. The theme of the
conference is Bridging the Gaps: Eliminating Disparities in Teen
Pregnancy and Sexual Health, and all abstract submissions should be
consistent with the conference theme, objectives, and tracks.