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data buttonThe resources page provides helpful information on child well-being (such as what to do if you suspect child abuse) as well as tips on locating, using, and interpreting data and statistics.
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Help and How to Help

* Becoming an advocate.
* Organizations and programs for parents, caregivers, and professionals.

 

What to Do if You Suspect Child Abuse

* General Information

* Contact County Social Services

 

The EveryONE Project: Neighborhood Navigator
* This site allows users to search by zip code for resources and programs in their neighborhood to address residents' social determinants of health. It provides information on access to food, housing, goods, transportation, health care, education, employment and more. The site is sponsored by the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Useful Data Resources and Tools

    DEMOGRAPHICS

  • American Community Survey (ACS), U.S. Census Bureau - The ACS is an ongoing statistical survey that samples a small percentage of the population every year - giving communities of all sizes the information they need to plan investments and services. See the section below that provides links to training webinars and presentations on how to use and access ACS data. Here are some additional helpful documents regarding the ACS: a) About ACS PUMS; and b) ACS versus the CPS (Current Population Survey)
  • Diversitydatakids.org - This is an interactive tool for data and policy analysis on child wellbeing across racial/ethnic groups, by state. This project is based at the Heller School at Brandeis University, and is also connected to a larger data project at the Harvard School of Public Health.
  • North Dakota Compass - A social indicators project that measures progress in North Dakota, its eight planning regions, 53 counties, four Native American reservations, and larger cities. Compass tracks trends in topic areas such as children and youth, early childhood, education, health, housing, workforce, aging, civic engagement, and the environment.
  • Population Estimates Program - Each year, the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program (PEP) utilizes current data on births, deaths, and migration to calculate population change since the most recent decennial census and produce a time series of estimates of population, demographic components of change, and housing units - for the nation, states, and counties.
  • EDUCATION

  • National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) -The NCES collects, analyzes, and makes available data related to education in the U.S. and other nations.
  • North Dakota Department of Public Instruction reports (ND DPI) - ND DPI collects, analyzes, and makes available data related to education in North Dakota.
  • HEALTH

  • County Health Calculator - This is a tool for advocates and policy makers to see how education and income affect health outcomes in states and counties throughout the United States. The tool was developed by researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Center on Human Needs with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
  • County Health Rankings & Roadmaps - This program ranks the health of nearly every county in the nation. This program is a collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.
  • Healthy North Dakota - is a dynamic, statewide partnership that continues to grow as new stakeholders become engaged - who are working together and finding solutions for healthier living. Find resources on eating healthy, physical activity, living healthy, and worksite wellness.
  • Kaiser Family Foundation - State Health Facts - State Health Facts provides free, up-to-date, and easy-to-use health data for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the United States, counties, territories, and other geographies. State Health Facts is comprised of more than 800 health indicators and provides users with the ability to map, rank, trend, and download data.
  • National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) - A rich source of information about America's health.
  • National Survey of Children's Health (NSCH) - This survey includes state-level data on the physical and mental health status of children, access to quality health care, as well as information on the child's family, neighborhood and social context.
  • National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs (NS-CSHCN) - This survey takes a close look at the health and functional status of children with special health care needs in the U.S., by state—their physical, emotional and behavioral health, along with critical information on access to quality health care, care coordination of services, access to a medical home, transition services for youth, and the impact of chronic condition(s) on the child’s family.
  • Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) - This program produces timely estimates for all counties and states by detailed demographic and income groups.
  • Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) - The YRBSS monitors six types of health-risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death and disability among youth and adults, measures the prevalence of obesity and asthma among youth and young adults, and includes a national school-based survey conducted by CDC and state, territorial, tribal, and local surveys conducted by local governments. For national and state level data, visit Youth Online. For data specific to North Dakota's Regional Education Association (REA) regions, visit the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction.

  • INCOME and POVERTY

  • Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) - These estimates are produced for school districts, counties, and states.
  • Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) - This program produces timely estimates for all counties and states by detailed demographic and income groups.
  • OTHER REFERENCES, TOOLS and APPLICATIONS

  • American FactFinder (AFF), U.S. Census Bureau - AFF is an online tool that provides access to the Decennial Census, the American Community Survey (ACS), population estimates, and data from at least six other surveys and programs. The section below provides links to training webinars and presentations on how to use the AFF and access ACS data.
  • Census Bureau's Data Tools and Apps - Find information using interactive applications to get statistics from multiple surveys.
  • Child Trends DATABANK - This site examines and monitors more than 100 indicators that focus on risks and positive developments for children. For each indicator, the available research is summarized regarding the importance to child development, trends over time, and strategies to improve well-being.
  • NDKIDS.org - This site provides parents and caregivers tips on sleeping, feeding, developmental milestones, and many other topics.
  • NDSU Extension - Kids & Family - This site provides parents, caregivers, educators and advocates resources on how to talk to children about important issues.
  • The EveryONE Project: Neighborhood Navigator - This site allows users to search by zip code for resources and programs in their neighborhood to address residents' social determinants of health. It provides information on access to food, housing, goods, transportation, health care, education, employment, and more. The site is sponsored by the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Webinars and Training Presentations

Understanding/Interpreting Data and Statistics

Resources on Research Design/Methods