Children & Families

Do programs reach their goals to protect and strengthen families? Westat has extensive experience with child welfare and family preservation programs, studies on child abuse and neglect, foster care, and general family functioning.

Project Highlights

Keeping tabs on the health of Californians

Policymakers and researchers need a detailed picture of residents’ health and health care needs to promote policies that improve public health; conduct studies; justify programs that fight health threats...

Newsweek's 2016 high school rankings

Families have few sources of information on the quality of their local public high schools, other than the rankings produced by news outlets such as U.S. News & World...