The GAO has released a report Child Well Being: Key Considerations for Policymakers. The report is intended as an assessment of what is known about child well-being and provides some views on what could or should be considered to address it. The report says:
“In recent years, the well-being of children in the United States has improved in some areas but not in others, and well-being continues to be generally worse for children who are minority, poor, and/or from families headed by single mothers (compared to married parents), according to the federal data GAO reviewed.”
The Report and the website link is really a compilation of various recent reports that deal with children in some capacity. For example within foster care the GAO highlights better oversight in regard to use of psychotropic medications and within Tribal child welfare how HHS could assist tribal governments in guardianship assistance.