Many issues related to children and families make their way into
today's headlines: violence in schools, child poverty, adolescent
smoking, and the impact of violent television and movies on behavior, to
name a few.
Children, Youth, and Family
Background — an ongoing series of reports
published by the University of Pittsburgh Office of Child Development —
offers summaries of what research reveals about these and other issues.
Reports include a narrative overview of the topic and references to key
sources of information. The series, published as a research tool for
journalists, is available free to anyone interested in learning about
these complex issues.
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otherwise reproduce the reports or any portion of a report for non-profit purposes only. The
University of Pittsburgh Office of Child Development appreciates being
cited as a source, when appropriate.