Children and Families

Learning where to get information on child passenger safety

Appropriate use of child safety seats can significantly reduce fatalities and injuries among children in vehicle crashes. While child restraint use has increased over the years, vehicle crashes are...

Updating height recommendations for booster seats

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recommends that all children ages 12 and under sit in the rear seat of a moving vehicle and use a height/weight appropriate child...

Improving correct use of child restraint systems

Despite laws in all 50 states requiring child restraint use, many children still are injured in motor vehicle crashes. One possible explanation for this is the large number of...

Understanding and supporting caregiving for people with Alzheimer's and other dementias

As the number of people living into their 80s and 90s grows, the number of people with Alzheimer’s and related dementia (ADRD) is expected to increase as well, since...

Strengthening mental health support systems for youth

One in every 4 to 5 youth in the general population have a mental disorder, such as a mood disorder, anxiety, or behavior disorder. Many of these young people...

Boosting child passenger safety

Putting children in a car seat or booster seat that’s appropriate for their age and size is the most effective way to protect young children involved in motor vehicle...

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...

Helping states improve IDEA data quality

The Office of Special Education Programs has modified its approach to state accountability and is emphasizing data-based improvement planning for systemic change. With this new results-driven accountability model, states...

Championing for a healthier diet

As part of its efforts to improve healthy eating behaviors and reduce obesity rates, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) asked 54 local health departments to carry out...

How safe are nursery products?

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) collects reliable data about the number of accidents and injuries that occur with nursery products such as cribs, bath seats, strollers, and high...

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