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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Board on Children Youth and  Families
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education

Workshops in Brief 
Children with complex medical and educational needs, such as those with developmental disabilities and mental disorders, present a special challenge for policymakers and practitioners who aim to promote children's cognitive, affective and behavioral health. Varied public and professional awareness and evidence on best practices, combined with tremendous heterogeneity in needs, have led to practices and policies that are inconsistent in quality and coverage and often fail to...
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depression cascadeIdentifying Opportunities for Prevention and Intervention in the Youth Depression Cascade: Workshop in Brief 

On November 19, 2015, the Forum on Promoting Children's Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Health of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine cohosted a webinar with the American Academy of Pediatrics on prevention and intervention methods to address the development of clinical depression in children...
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The Affordable Care Act has stimulated attention to health promotion, prevention, and access to evidence-based care. These principles could not be more important than during childhood, when the foundation is laid for lifelong health and well being. The Forum on Promoting Children's Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Health held a workshop on April 1-2, 2015, to explore how healthcare reforms, broadly considered, can provide opportunities and support innovations to promote children’s... 
On November 5-6, 2014, the forum held a public workshop on Innovations in Design and Utilization of Measurement Systems to Promote Children's Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Health. The workshop featured presentations on the use of data linkage and integration to inform research and practice related to children’s cognitive, affective, and behavioral health; the use of quality measures to facilitate system change in health care, classroom, and juvenile justice settings; and tools...
C-CAB WIB2Harvesting the Scientific Investment in Prevention Science to Promote Children's Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Health: Workshop in Brief 

With more than 200 prevention-centered, evidence-based health interventions in their toolbox, pediatric health practitioners stand to reap a bounty of benefits for their clients and communities. But how should all these data be harvested and evaluated, particularly in light of the changes introduced by the Affordable Care Act and the Mental...
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C-CAB WIB1Strategies for Scaling Tested and Effective Family-Focused Preventive Interventions to Promote Children's Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Health: Workshop in Brief

On April 1-2, 2014, the Board on Children, Youth, and Families of the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council held a 2-day workshop to discuss the successes and challenges of scaling family-focused interventions. A range of settings involved in preventive family-focused interventions were highlighted, including...
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