Use these resources to find additional sources of statistics and data related to children and families.
Bureau of Justice Statistics
U.S. Department of Justice
Collects, analyzes, and disseminates statistical information on crime victims, criminal offenders, and the justice system.
The Changing Child Population of the United States: Analysis of Data From the 2010 Census (PDF - 753 KB)
Annie E. Casey Foundation (2011)
Examines national and State-level changes in size and racial compositions of child populations and discusses key implications of these demographic changes.
Children of Immigrants in the Child Welfare System: Characteristics, Risk, and Maltreatment
Dettlaff & Earner (2012)
Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services, 93(4)
Analyzes data from the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being to identify the characteristics, risk factors, and incidence of maltreatment among children of immigrants receiving the child welfare services and compares those factors to children in U.S.-born families
Children's Exposure to Violence: A Comprehensive National Survey (PDF - 881 KB)
Finkelhor, Turner, Ormrod, Hamby, & Kracke (2009)
Discusses children's direct and indirect exposure to violence, how exposure to violence changes throughout a child's life, and what the survey's findings mean for policymakers, researchers, and the people who work with juvenile victims of violence.
DHHS Data Council Gateway to Data and Statistics
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
A web-based tool for locating key health and human services data and statistics at the Federal, State, and local government level.
Links to statistical information produced by more than 100 Federal Government agencies for public use.
Facts on Children: Child Protection
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
Summarizes major child protection issues around the world. Also view the annual State of the World's Children reports for more international statistical resources.
Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES), 1997-2013
Office of Planning Research and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Provides an archive of reports on the characteristics, experiences and outcomes of Head Start children and families, as well as the characteristics of the Head Start programs that serve them.
Healthy Native Families: Preventing Violence At All Ages (PDF - 8929 KB)
Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, Alaska Native Epidemiology Center (2011)
Provides data on domestic and sexual violence affecting Alaskan Native Families and discusses the consequences, how many people are affected, and their reaction to violence.
National Vital Statistics System
National Center for Health Statistics
Data from entities legally responsible for the registration of births, deaths, marriages, divorces, and fetal deaths.
Parental Nativity and the Decision to Substantiate: Findings From a Study of Latino Children in the Second National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being (NSCAW II)
Johnson-Motoyama, Dettlaff, & Finno (2012)
Children and Youth Services Review, 34(11)
Examines the prevalence, characteristics, and risk factors of Latino children who come to the attention of the child welfare system by parental nativity subgroup, and the relationship of parental nativity to substantiation in the U.S. Latino child welfare population. Implications for culturally relevant child welfare practice with diverse Latino families also was discussed.
U.S. Census Bureau
Reports on National, State, and local population and demographic data.
World Perspectives on Child Abuse
International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (2010)
Presents a view of the state of child maltreatment policy and practice with data provided by more than 60 countries.