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2014 KIDS COUNT Data Book

2014 edition of the KIDS COUNT Data Book is out

July 28, 2014

The 2014 KIDS COUNT Data Book from the Annie E. Casey Foundation provides a detailed picture of how children are faring in the United States. In addition to ranking states on overall child well-being, the book ranks states in four areas: economic well-being, education, health, and family and community.

Family Process Institute

Apply for Family Process Institute Early Scholars grant

July 22, 2014

The Family Process Institute is offering up to two $5,000 grants to early-career professionals or doctoral students for research or clinical projects.

America's Young Adults 2014 report cover

New report sheds light on young-adult well-being

July 21, 2014

The 2014 America's Young Adults special report by the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics aims to identify challenges and opportunities for young adults, as well as their needs as they transition into adulthood.

University of Wisconsin-Stout

Member news: research center director, professorship appointments

July 21, 2014

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New toolkit provides resources to help child victims

July 14, 2014

Resources from the Office for Victims of Crime offer lessons learned from establishing programs for community collaborations to help child victims living in foster homes or with relatives, as well as sample forms and materials used by those programs.

CLASP

New brief: Many foreign-born workers lack paid sick days

July 14, 2014

This brief from the Center for Law and Social Policy and the Institute for Women's Policy provides an analysis of immigrant access to sick days using data from the 2013 National Health Interview Survey.

U.S. Census Bureau

Report: Young first-time mothers less likely to be married

July 14, 2014

The U.S. Census Bureau's "Fertility of Women in the United States: 2012" report examines women's marital status at the time of their first births, the completed fertility of women up to age 50, and the fertility patterns of young women.

Fatherhood Research and Practice Network

Apply for grant for evaluation of fatherhood programs

July 11, 2014

Applications are due July 30 for the first round of funding from the new Fatherhood Research and Practice Network.

Mathematica Policy Research

Call for nominations of models for LITES

July 11, 2014

The Learning about Infant and Toddler Early Education Services project is seeking nominations of compelling models of infant/toddler early care and education services that lack research examining impacts on children's outcomes.

NISO

Provide feedback on NISO altmetrics project

July 11, 2014

The National Information Standards Organization is looking for feedback by July 18 on proposals for possible new metrics to be used to measure scholarship activity.

Metropolitan State University

Member news: associate dean appointment

July 11, 2014

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Sex Roles

Call for papers — special issue of Sex Roles

July 11, 2014

Editors of the journal Sex Roles invite manuscripts for a special issue, themed "Feminist Perspectives on Family Relationships."

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New institute to research Latino communities

July 01, 2014

The Child Trends Hispanic Institute aims to conduct research to help society invest in and advance the prospects of Latino communities in the U.S.

What to Do About Dementia?

Brief makes recommendations for dementia care

July 01, 2014

RAND Corporation's new research brief is a "national blueprint to help decisionmakers improve long-term services and supports that are crucial for those with dementia and those who care for them."

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Report recommends strategies to help sex-trafficked minors

July 01, 2014

The report by the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council "concludes that efforts to prevent, identify, and respond to commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of minors in the United States require better collaborative approaches." 

OJJDP

Funding opportunities: improving child support programs, juvenile justice system

June 30, 2014

Several funding opportunities are available from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), the Administration for Children & Families, and the Health Resources and Services Administration.

Contemporary Family Therapy

Call for papers — family therapy work with military families

June 30, 2014

Editors of the journal Contemporary Family Therapy have planned a special issue on working with military families.

White House Summit

Family policy discussed at summit on working families

June 30, 2014

The June 23 White House Summit on Working Families included announcements about grants to study the benefits of paid leave and more.

Member news: White House Summit participant

June 24, 2014

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New report identifies needs of immigrant parents for engagement in early learning

June 24, 2014

A Migration Policy Institute study looked at how immigrant parents to the U.S. engage in programs designed to support children's early learning.