National Children's Advocacy Center

Child Health and Welfare

U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation.  (2013). National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being (NSCAW) No. 20. Adverse Child Experiences in NSCAW.

Chris Newlin (2011).Overview of the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study. Slide presentation. National Children's Advocacy Center.

America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being 2013. A compendium of indicators depicting both the promises and the challenges confronting our Nation's young people. The report, the 16th in an ongoing series, presents 41 key indicators on important aspects of children's lives

America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being 2012.  An annual indicators report that details the status of children and families in the United States reporting data on 41 indicators related to economic security, health, behavior and social environment, and education and on 9 background measures related to population and family characteristics. Click here to download a printer-friendly pdf of the report.

America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being 2011
A compendium of indicators depicting both the promises and the challenges confronting our Nation's young people. The report, the 15th in an ongoing series, presents 41 key indicators on important aspects of children's lives.

America's Children in Brief: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2010 This is the annual up-date that continues more than a decade of dedication and collaboration by agencies across the Federal Government to advance our understanding of our Nation's children and what may be needed to bring them a better tomorrow. These child well-being indicators span seven domains: Family and Social Environment, Economic Circumstances, Health Care, Physical Environment and Safety, Behavior, Education,and Health.

Child Welfare Outcomes 2007-2010: Report to Congress. (2012). Children's Bureau (ACYF, ACF) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 503 p.

Child Welfare Outcomes 2008-2011: Report to Congress (2013). Children’s Bureau (ACYF, ACF) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  412 p.

Child Health USA 2011. (2012). An illustrated collection of current and historical data, published annually.Child Health USA is an annual report on the health status and service needs of America’s children. It provides graphical and textual summaries of secondary data on over 50 health-related indicators. Some of the data is broken down by city and state.

National Center for Health Statistics
Statistical information to guide actions and policies.

National Institute of Mental Health.
New Statistical Resource. This resource represents the best mental health research information from across the Department of Health and Human Services and other federal departments, and places it all within an easy-to-navigate format. it is a vast expansion from NIMH's previous statistics pages and includes information on the prevalence of mental disorders and treatment, mental health-related disability, suicide, and the economic costs associated with mental illness.

Juvenile Court Statistics 2009

Drawing on data from the National Juvenile Court Data Archive, Juvenile Court Statistics 2009 profiles more than 1.5 million delinquency cases that U.S. courts
with juvenile jurisdiction handled in 2009. The report also describes trends in delinquency cases that juvenile courts processed between 1985 and 2009 and
the status offense cases they handled between 1995 and 2009.

Juvenile Court Statistics 2006-2007.
Drawing on data from the National Juvenile Court Data Archive, Juvenile Court Statistics 2006–2007profiles the nearly 1.7 million delinquency cases handled each year by U.S. courts with juvenile jurisdiction in 2006 and 2007.

Health United States, 2006
An annual compilation related to all aspects of health in the United States from the CDC National Center for Health Statistics.

 KIds Count Data Book 2013      State trends in child well-being.  Annie E. Casey Foundation.  56 p.

Kids Count Data Book 2012   State trends in child well-being.  Annie E. Casey Foundation.  60 p.

Kids Count 2011
This project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, is a national and state-by-state effort to track the status of children in the U.S. The online database provides access to Kids Count state-level and CLIKS county, city and community data.

Revision to 2009 Kids Count Databook

Child Welfare Outcomes: Safety, Permanency, and Well-Being
The annual report from the U.S. Administration for Children & Families presents data pertaining to the performance of States with respect to a national set of child welfare outcomes. (The latest is 2003.)

Child Trends DataBank
National trends and research on 100 key indicators of child and youth well-being.

National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs
This survey explores the extent to which children with special health care needs (CSHCN) have medical care, adequate health insurance, and access to needed services.

Children’s Defense Fund State Profiles: 2010; 2006
State fact sheets on child welfare and financing statistics for each state. Provides information on child abuse and neglect, foster care and sources of child welfare spending.

National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs.
This survey, sponsored by the Health Resources and Services Administration's Maternal and Child Health Bureau and carried out by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics, provides detailed information on the prevalence of CSHCN in the nation and in each state.

State Budget Cuts: America's Kids Pay the Price.
Published by Every Child Matters along with the National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies (NACCRRA), and Voices for America's Children. this document urges the federal government to expand children's programs that will create new jobs while providing long-term benefits for children.