Speaking Out +

Driving Change

For Children

Upcoming Events & Activities

September 22

The State of Latinx Children in America

Join us to unpack the policy issues that affect Latinx children across the United States from immigration to education, health, and economic security. 


Speaking Up + Speaking Out Luncheon

This North Texas Giving Day, join us at La Cima Club in Irving to learn about C@R’s anti-trafficking efforts and hear from local advocates working on the front lines. 

October 8

Accolades: The Academy Awards of Child Advocacy

At this annual event, we will enjoy a delicious lunch as we honor and give accolades to outstanding individuals and organizations that advocate on behalf of Texas children.

october 13

Beyond Toxicity: Building a Sustainable Tomorrow For Children

Join experts to examine environmental racism, ecological determinants of health, and sustainability, and hear from youth advocates working to build a brighter, greener future.

Our Mission

Children at Risk serves as a catalyst for change to improve the quality of life for children through strategic research, public policy analysis, education, collaboration, and advocacy.

What We Do

Data & Research

We use research and data to understand the needs of Texas children and their families. This research drives our advocacy agenda and helps us develop evidence-based policy recommendations. 

Policy Advocacy

Research and data alone are not enough to drive change for children. We use our research to develop policy recommendations that have the most impact and speak up to inform policymakers. 


We work better together. We rely on partners across the state to support our research and data collection, provide regional insights, and amplify our advocacy efforts through collective action. 

Our Causes

Early Education

K-12 Education

Human Trafficking

Health & Nutrition

New American Children

Family Well-Being


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The Latest from C@R

Call for Papers: the Importance of Sleep for Child Wellbeing

Call for Papers: the Importance of Sleep for Child Wellbeing

Children’s sleep is an integral part of development. Untreated sleep disorders can often have multiple negative impacts on children’s development, health, and long-term wellbeing. Sleep is also an important component of the family dynamic and overall household health....

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Quality Sleep: The Next Frontier in Child Equity & Well-Being

Quality Sleep: The Next Frontier in Child Equity & Well-Being

CHILDREN AT RISK investigates the needs of the whole child and looks at the intersections of child-serving sectors. A variety of factors contribute to a child's ability to learn, grow, and thrive. Just like hunger affects a student's ability to learn or access to...

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