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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

Parenting MattersSupporting Parents of Children Ages 0-8  (BOCYF)

Decades of research have demonstrated that the parent-child dyad and the environment of the family—which includes all primary caregivers—are at the foundation of children’s well- being and healthy... Read more

Advancing the Power of Economic Evidence to Inform Investments in Children, Youth, and Families  (BOCYF)

In recent years, the U.S. federal government has invested approximately $463 billion annually in interventions that affect the overall health and well-being of children and youth, while state and... Read more

New Directions in Child Abuse and Neglect Research  (BOCYF)

Each year, child protective services receive reports of child abuse and neglect involving six million children, and many more go unreported. The long-term human and fiscal consequences of child abuse... Read more

Child Maltreatment Research, Policy, and Practice for the Next DecadeWorkshop Summary  (BOCYF,NRC)

In 1993 the National Research Council released its landmark report Understanding Child Abuse and Neglect (NRC, 1993). That report identified child maltreatment as a devastating social problem in... Read more

Toward an Integrated Science of Research on FamiliesWorkshop Report  (BOCYF)

Demographic changes, immigration, economic upheavals, and changing societal mores are creating new and altered structures, processes, and relationships in American families today. As families undergo... Read more

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