RAND research on children covers the prenatal period up to age 18 and includes areas such as child health and the role of the family unit, neighborhoods, and communities in influencing child well-being. RAND's family-focused research covers additional topics such as marriage and divorce, senior care, and family finances.
We describe a new method that allows oversampling on the basis of indirectly estimated race/ethnicity when name and address information are available.
Assessed whether providing prevention coalitions with Getting To Outcomes-Underage Drinking (GTO-UD) helped improve implementation of two common EAP strategies, responsible beverage service training (RBS) and compliance checks.
This article reports interim findings from a randomized controlled trial evaluating Assets-Getting To Outcomes (AGTO)
Young women valued communicating their intent not to have sex as an end in itself, but compared with other young women, those who had been raped feel more strongly about protecting their partner's feelings and maintaining a sexual relationship.
Since military operations began in Afghanistan and Iraq, lengthy deployments have led to concerns about the vulnerability of military marriages.
This policy brief aims to present current development in parenting support in European Member States. We discuss measures that can be labelled as parenting support and offer examples of how these measures are implemented in different Member States. We also provide examples of potential good practice.
In this survey of six state mental health telephone consultation program directors, we report the annual number of children referred for consultation and the number of lawsuits against consultant clinicians.
Effective and accessible pregnancy prevention and family planning programs for homeless youth are needed.
This policy brief provides an overview of existing evidence on effective diagnosis and early intervention for children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) in Europe.
In its first six years, an innovative alcohol monitoring program called the South Dakota 24/7 Sobriety Project reduced county-level repeat DUI arrests by 12 percent and domestic violence arrests by 9 percent.
Understanding factors associated with heavy drinking among homeless youth is important for prevention efforts.
This research letter examines growth in physician earnings compared with other health professionals.
Head-to-head trials of competing autism treatments are needed to identify which programs are superior and additional work should follow study participants long-term to further examine the effectiveness of treatments.
People who visit retail medical clinics are less likely to return to a primary care physician for future illnesses and have less continuity of care. However, no evidence suggests that retail medical clinics disrupt preventive care or management of diabetes, two important measures of quality of primary care.
Consumer assessment of health care is an important metric for evaluating quality of care.
This brief focusses on parenting support, defined as the provision of services aimed at enhancing parenting skills and practices in order to address children's physical, emotional and social needs, which has gained attention from policymakers in Europe over the last two decades.
By 8th grade, Hispanic and black children are 50 percent more likely to be obese than non-Hispanic white children. Obesity is equally prevalent among Hispanic and black children, but it emerges and is sustained earlier in Hispanics. This should have implications for diagnosis and prevention strategies going forward.
Contextual factors associated with adolescent girls' dietary behaviors could inform future interventions to improve diet.
This commentary poses a series of policy questions for the 2012 presidential candidates to spur a dialogue about the vital issues of child poverty, health, development, and education.
The study provides initial calibrations of the PROMIS® parent proxy-report item banks and the creation of the PROMIS® Parent Proxy-Report Scales.