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Measuring Elementary School Students’ Social and Emotional Skills: Providing Educators with Tools to Measure and Monitor Social and Emotional Skills that Lead to Academic Success

December 17, 2015

In this report, Child Trends indicates that there are five key social and emotional skills that help students thrive in school and in life over time: self control, persistence, mastery orientation, academic self-efficacy and social competence. The report describes tools that educators/organizations could use to assess and monitor the extent to which they are improving low-income students’ social and emotional skills.
Parents Behind Bars: What Happens to Their Children?

November 04, 2015

Children do not often figure in discussions of incarceration, but new research finds more than five million U.S. children have had at least one parent in prison at one time or another—about three times higher than earlier estimates that included only children with a parent currently incarcerated. This report uses the National Survey of Children’s Health to examine both the prevalence of parental incarceration and child outcomes associated with it.
Maryland Child Care Choices Study: Study and Sample Description

April 15, 2014

The purpose of the Maryland Child Care Choices Study is to examine the child care decision-making process and child care choices of Maryland families who recently applied for the Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA) program. This first Brief provides an overview of the study’s research questions and design, and describes the sample of families who participated in the baseline survey.  
Maryland Child Care Choices Study: Child Care Expenses and Financial Support for Child Care among Applicants for Temporary Cash Assistance

April 15, 2014

This Research Brief focuses on the strategies that parents who recently applied for Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA) in Maryland use to pay for child care. Specifically, we explore whether parents pay for child care, and whether or not they receive financial support to help pay for this care.  
Maryland Child Care Choices Study: Maternal Depression among Applicants for Temporary Cash Assistance

April 15, 2014

This Research Brief examines the prevalence of depressive symptoms among mothers who recently applied for Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA) in Maryland. The analysis describes risk factors associated with experiencing depressive symptoms, and the associations between depressive symptoms and maternal stress about parenting.  
Home Front Alert: The Risks Facing Young Children in Military Families

April 15, 2014

When a parent goes to war, families are deeply affected. Young children may be especially vulnerable to adverse outcomes, because of their emotional dependence on adults and their developing brains’ susceptibility to high levels of stress. Nearly half-a-million children younger than six have an active-duty parent—and some have two.  
Child Trends 5: Five Things to Know About Charter Schools

April 15, 2014

Child Trends offers five insights based on its review of the most recent national data on charter schools  
Family Finding for Children and Families New to Out-of-Home Care: A Rigorous Evaluation of Family Finding in San Francisco

April 15, 2014

The rich information gathered from this evaluation has laid the foundation for the Family Finding evidence base. This evaluation represents a significant step in beginning a conversation based on evidence, to help further examine the conditions in which Family Finding is and is not effective. Along with other evaluations currently being implemented, this evaluation makes an important contribution to the overall knowledge base focused on improved family engagement within child welfare practices, programs, and policies.  
Child Trends 5: Five Risks Facing Young Children in Our Military Families

April 15, 2014

Child Trends examined the special circumstances characterizing the lives of children under age six in military families. From that research comes five reasons why young children in military families who might be at risk.  
Child Trends 5: Five Things to Know About School Readiness

April 15, 2014

Child Trends offers 5 things to know about school readiness, based on its work with state policymakers and a review of existing literature on the topic.