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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


Confronting Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States: A Guide for Providers of Victim and Support Services  (BOCYF,CLAJ,IOM)

Commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of minors in the United States are frequently overlooked, misunderstood, and unaddressed domestic problems. In the past decade, they have received... Read more

Sports-Related Concussions in Youth: Improving the Science, Changing the Culture  (BOCYF,IOM)

In the past decade, few subjects at the intersection of medicine and sports have generated as much public interest as sports-related concussions - especially among youth. Despite growing awareness of... Read more

Confronting Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States  (BOCYF,CLAJ,IOM)

Every day in the United States, children and adolescents are victims of commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking. Despite the serious and long-term consequences for victims as well as their... Read more

Preventing Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Disorders Among Young People: Progress and Possibilities  (BOCYF,IOM)

Mental health and substance use disorders among children, youth, and young adults are major threats to the health and well-being of younger populations which often carryover into adulthood. The costs... Read more

Adolescent Health Services: Missing Opportunities  

Adolescence is a time of major transition, however, health care services in the United States today are not designed to help young people develop healthy routines, behaviors, and relationships that... Read more

The National Children's Study Research Plan: A Review  (CNSTAT,BOCYF,BPH)

The National Children's Study (NCS) is planned to be the largest long-term study of environmental and genetic effects on children's health ever conducted in the United States. It proposes to examine... Read more

Reducing Underage Drinking: A Collective Responsibility  (DBASSE)

Alcohol use by young people is extremely dangerous - both to themselves and society at large. Underage alcohol use is associated with traffic fatalities, violence, unsafe sex, suicide, educational... Read more

Engaging Schools: Fostering High School Students' Motivation to Learn  (BOCYF)

When it comes to motivating people to learn, disadvantaged urban adolescents are usually perceived as a hard sell. Yet, in a recent MetLife survey, 89 percent of the low-income students claimed I... Read more

Working Families and Growing Kids: Caring for Children and Adolescents  (BOCYF,IOM)

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Deadly Lessons: Understanding Lethal School Violence  (CLAJ,BOCYF)

The shooting at Columbine High School riveted national attention on violence in the nation s schools. This dramatic example signaled an implicit and growing fear that these events would continue to... Read more

Juvenile Crime, Juvenile Justice  (CBASSE)

Even though youth crime rates have fallen since the mid-1990s, public fear and political rhetoric over the issue have heightened. The Columbine shootings and other sensational incidents add to the... Read more

Risks and Opportunities: Synthesis of Studies on Adolescence  (IOM,CBASSE)

This report constitutes one of the first activities of the Forum on Adolescence, a cross-cutting activity of the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council of the National Academies.... Read more

Protecting Youth at Work: Health, Safety, and Development of Working Children and Adolescents in the United States  (CBASSE)

In Massachusetts, a 12-year-old girl delivering newspapers is killed when a car strikes her bicycle. In Los Angeles, a 14-year-old boy repeatedly falls asleep in class, exhausted from his evening job.... Read more

Adolescent Risk and Vulnerability: Concepts and Measurement  (BOCYF)

Adolescents obviously do not always act in ways that serve their own best interests, even as defined by them. Sometimes their perception of their own risks, even of survival to adulthood, is larger... Read more

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