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.
In this article, we synthesize the empirical literature on the influence of peers and friends on youth's eating and physical activity.
This study demonstrates that it is possible to determine whether group motivational interviewing (MI) is implemented with integrity in the group setting and that MI in this setting is different from what takes place in usual care.
Parents of newborns and seriously ill children often know about family leave options, but are too overwhelmed to apply for them. Most parents interviewed in this study wanted expert guidance and saw hospitals and clinics as promising information sources.
This study provides initial calibrations of the anger items and creates the PROMIS Pediatric Anger Scale, version 1.0.
This Statistical Brief presents data from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) on hospital stays for cancer care in individuals under 18 years of age in 2009.
The authors assessed intergenerational transmission of smoking in mother-child dyads.
The availabiltiy of junk food does not significantly increase BMI or obesity among a group of fifth-graders even though they are likely to buy junk food.
The authors of this study examined the extent to which youths being prescribed antipsychotic medications were receiving concurrent mental health therapy.
This study seeks to assess more comprehensively the results of decisions on whether and how to 'schedule' (i.e. to determine their legal status and penalties to be applied for sale or possession) newly emerging drugs.
The substantial expansion in the RN workforce between 2005 and 2010 is largely a temporary bubble that is likely to burst between 2010 and 2015 as the unemployment rate falls.
Adolescent children of mothers with HIV face a host of stressors that place them at increased risk for poor outcomes.
The aim of the present study was to examine whether low perceived control, a cognitive vulnerability factor, contributes to stress generation.
The strong link between having a best friend who smoked and increased adolescent smoking isn't affected by individual factors such as self-esteem, depressing and access to cigarettes.
It's widely assumed that living near fast-food restaurants and convenience stores encourages overconsumption, while supermarkets encourage healthier diets. However, an analysis found no robust link between food environment and consumption in youths, indicating a more complicated relationship than some theories suppose.
If prevention researchers build programs with developmentally relevant content, and provide this content in an engaging, confidential, and non-judgmental way, it can help middle school-aged children avoid alcohol.
The study examined the interaction between early maturational timing (measured by premature adrenarche [PA]) and executive functioning and cortisol reactivity on symptoms of psychopathology.
This qualitative study explores how to improve services for children of parents with Substance Use Disorders (SUD) with unmet mental health needs.
Although circumcisions may be performed for cultural or religious reasons, there has been debate over the ethics and medical necessity of this procedure.