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  • TO PREVENT YOUTH OPIOID MISUSE, MANY STATES ARE MORE EFFECTIVELY REGULATING PRESCRIPTIONS

    ANDRA WILKINSON, HANNAH WINSLOW Child Trends The majority of people who misuse drugs start before their 18th birthday. Furthermore, the risk of addiction increases when drug use starts in adolescence, making this period a key prevention window. Leftover prescription pills, either from one’s own prescription or those of family or friends, are the dominant...
  • Teacher well-being is a critical and often overlooked part of school health

    Alexandra Cox, Bonnie Solomon, and Dominique Parris Child Trends   As education stakeholders consider improvements to school climate, school safety, and student well-being, many have turned their attention to the role of schools in promoting mental health. While most of this attention focuses on students’ mental health needs, it...
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DACA: Protecting Kids’ Mental Health

    Child Trends For 29-year-old Monique, time with her 2-year-old Talina is precious. Monique lives every day with a nagging fear that her family will someday be torn apart. Monique explains, “I’m actually scared. If I get deported, what would happen with her?” Monique was about Talina’s age when her...
  • Preschool Pays Off for Two Generations

    Child Trends CHICAGO, Ill. (Ivanhoe Newswire) — Early childhood care and education in the United States can be expensive. The average cost of care alone ranges from $9,000 a year to a high of more than $23,000. A new study suggests that some high-quality programs are making a difference...
  • Making the Grade

    A Progress Report and Next Steps for Integrated Student Supports Hannah Lantos, Kristen Harper, Rebecca M. Jones Child Trends In recent years, the education field has come to recognize the role of schools in supporting student health, safety, and well-being by developing integrated student support initiatives. These offer specific services and...
  • New deportation policies place kids at risk

    Sarah Catherine Williams Child Trends An estimated 5.1 million children in the United States live with at least one unauthorized immigrant parent, and nearly 80 percent of those children are U.S. citizens. Though recent changes to immigration policy and enforcement announced by the Trump administration more directly target adults,...
  • 5 things to know about racial and ethnic disparities in special education

    Child Trends Each year, roughly 6 million students with disabilities, ages 6 to 21, receive services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Although special education is a source of critical services and supports for these students, students of color with disabilities still face a number of obstacles impeding...