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.
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RAND Gulf States Policy Institute;
Initiative for Middle Eastern Youth
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Simultaneous developmental delays among young children and depression among parents can create serious challenges for many families. However, results from the Helping Families Raise Healthy Children initiative suggest that aligning early intervention and behavioral health systems can help.
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More could be done to take advantage of the opportunity to link youths entering substance use treatment with mental health services.
Children of parents with depression are at increased risk for a range of health problems.
The authors examine WIC eligibility and participation using the CPS, the SIPP, and state-level administrative data.
At age 23, African Americans and Asians exhibited substantially lower rates of current smoking than Whites and Hispanics.
There is widespread agreement that estimates of adolescent drug use prevalence from the NHSDA and MTF are subject to considerable measurement error.
Sixth-grade students at 2 large middle schools in Los Angeles who reported exposure to violence and had clinical levels of symptoms of PTSD.
To examine the effects of race/ethnicity, language, and potential access on parents' reports of pediatric primary care experiences.
Boys are more likely to be aware of and remember beer marketing, and may be more likely to drink as a result of this awareness than girls.
Authors use data from two nationwide panel surveys to explore whether premium assistance programs can provide stable insurance for low-income children.
Marijuana use remains statistically associated with a 15% reduction in performance on standardized math tests.
Determine the frequency, types, sources, and predictors of conflict surrounding the care of pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) patients with prolonged stay.
The policy debate over prenatal substance exposure (PSE) is highly contentious and polarized.
Juvenile justice systems increasingly rely on placement of substance-involved adolescents in residential group homes.
Research is an exploratory test of two hypotheses emerging from debates about how police behavior may influence domestic violence victim reporting.
It is widely believed that only a minority of vulnerable children and adolescents receive any mental health services.
Television is often decried as a negative influence on the sexual attitudes and behavior of America's adolescents.
This study sought to better understand program participants.
Discrepancies exist between the RSV prophylaxis guidelines and data on the level of risk of hospitalization for RSV disease by GA and lung disease.
Recent litigation brought by a group of overweight children against the McDonald's Corporation that seeks compensation for obesity-related health problems has provoked an intense public response.
Measuring pediatric HRQOL may be a way to evaluate the health outcomes of SCHIP.