The Forum, a collaboration of 22 Federal government agencies involved in research and activities related to children and families, was founded in 1994 and formally established in April 1997 under Executive Order No. 13045. The mission of the Forum is to foster coordination and collaboration and to enhance and improve consistency in the collection and reporting of Federal data on children and families.
During alternate publication years of America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics (the Forum) typically publishes a Brief report, highlighting a short selection from its 41 key indicators. A Brief report also includes an At-A-Glance section to show significant data changes for those indicators highlighted. Data tables for all America's Children report indicators are updated annually online at the Forum's childstats.gov Web site.
For the first time, the Forum is publishing a Special Issue during the alternate report year, rather than the typical Brief. The America's Children 2014 At-A-Glance and updated report tables for all 41 indicators can be found at http://childstats.gov.