Pub. date: 2005 | Online Pub. Date: September 15, 2007 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412950565 | Print ISBN: 9780761928201 | Online ISBN: 9781412950565| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
Harriet J. Scarupa
Child Trends, based in Washington, D.C., is a non-partisan, nonprofit organization that studies children, youth, and their families. Its mission is to improve the lives of children by conducting research and providing science-based information to improve the decisions, programs, and policies that affect children. In advancing this mission, Child Trends collects and analyzes data; conducts, synthesizes, and disseminates research; and designs and evaluates programs. To carry out this work, Child Trends has attracted an interdisciplinary staff that includes specialists in developmental and social psychology, sociology, economics, social demography, human development, and public policy. The organization is a member of the Family and Child Well-Being Research Network of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Membership is awarded to this prestigious group of researchers through a highly competitive peer review process. Child Trends was founded in 1979 by the Foundation for Child Development, a national private philanthropy concerned with ...