Child Well-Being


The health and well-being of children is associated with numerous outcomes on their physical, mental, social, and economic development. RAND research covers issues related to physical and mental health and development; child abuse and neglect; bullying, violence, and trauma; child poverty and homelessness; coping with military deployment in families; socioeconomic disparities; access to social services, and more.

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    The Urban Child Institute CANDLE Study

    Dec 21, 2015

    The Urban Child Institute developed the Conditions Affecting Neurocognitive Development and Learning in Early Childhood (CANDLE) Study to identify what factors during pregnancy and early childhood affect a child's development and ability to learn.

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    New Depression-Screening Guidelines Could Help Both Mother and Child

    Mar 18, 2016

    Behavioral health professionals and community agencies often do not consider the impact of parental depression on young children or focus on the adult's role as a parent. New guidelines recommending depression screening during primary care visits for pregnant women and new mothers are a critical first step.

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