The following resources discuss child and youth well-being, including child, family, and community factors that impact well-being and ways to improve well-being.
2018 KIDS COUNT Data Book: 2018 State Trends in Child Well-Being
Annie E. Casey Foundation (2018)
Examines interrelated factors of well-being, including economic, health, family and community, and education factors, and how effectively these domains are supported by States.
America's Children in Brief: Key National Indicators of Well-Being
Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics (2018)
Presents annual statistics on more than 40 indicators in domains such as family and social environment, economic circumstances, health care, physical environment and safety, behavior, education, and health.
Child and Youth Well-being
National Neighbors Indicators Partnerships
Provides publications, webinars, and information on State and local activities around the county targeting child and youth well-being.
Early Development & Well-Being
ZERO to THREE
Provides materials on bonding, healthy development, and other indicators of well-being for children ages three and under.
National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being (NSCAW), 1997-2014 and 2015-2022
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation
Tracks information about child well-being over time through targeted surveys to caregivers, child welfare workers, children, and youth.
Positive Indicators Project
Highlights the development of the Flourishing Children Project, a major initiative by Child Trends to develop rigorous national indicators of flourishing among children and youth for inclusion in national surveys, research studies, and program evaluations.
Preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Provides two learning modules to help participants understand, recognize, and prevent adverse childhood experiences (ACES). This training is available to anyone interested in learning more about ACES regardless of profession or educational attainment.
The State of America's Children, 2017 (PDF - 1,464 KB)
Children’s Defense Fund (2018)
Summarizes the well-being of children in 2017 in 11 areas: child population, child poverty, income and wealth inequality, housing and homelessness, child hunger and nutrition, child health, early childhood, education, child welfare, juvenile justice, and gun violence. The report provides one-page summaries of child well-being in each of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and nationwide in each of the areas.
Well-Being of Children
Provides research on topic areas related to child well-being, such as child care, health and development, economic well-being, and early education.
What Parents Say About...Supporting Families to Provide a Strong Start for Their Young Children
Children's Trust Fund Alliance
Provides a parent perspective on prevention strategies and the need for more coordination across systems, community support and things to consider during COVID-19.