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Thank you for visiting the Board on Children, Youth, and Families website!

The Board on Children, Youth, and Families (BCYF) is a non-governmental, scientific body within the National Academy of Sci­ences that convenes top experts from mul­tiple disciplines to analyze the best available evidence on critical issues facing children, youth, and families today. Our ability to evaluate research simultaneously from the perspectives of the biological, behavioral, health, and social sciences allows us to shed light on innovative and influential solu­tions to inform the nation. Our range of methods—from rapidly convened workshops to consensus reports and forums—allows us to respond with the timeliness and depth required to make the largest possible impact on the health and well being of children, youth, and their families throughout the entire life­cycle. BCYF reports provide independent analyses of the science and go through a rigorous external peer review process.
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BCYF is a joint activity of the Insti­tute of Medicine (IOM) and the National Research Council’s Division
of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (DBASSE).



Projects in Development

Benefit Cost Study

Summertime Experiences and Child and Adolescent Education, Health, and Safety: a Study

BCYF Reports: Ways We Communicate
We are always looking for the most current and useful communication method to disseminate condensed information from our reports to audiences nationally and internationally. For a list of current BCYF communication products please go here.
Upcoming Events  

April 1-2, 2014
Strategies for Scaling Tested and Effective Family-Focused Preventive Interventions to Promote Children's Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Health (C-CAB Forum Workshop) 

For more information, please go here.
 April 9-10, 2014
Building Capacity to Reduce Bullying and Its Impact on Youth across the Lifecourse, Workshop 
For more information, please go

April 17-18, 2014
Investing in Young Children Globally: The Cost of Inaction (iYCG Forum Workshop)
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Recently Released

Sport Related Concussions in Youth: Improving the Science, Changing the Culture
Sports Related Concussion 2013

Confronting Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the U.S.
Confronting CSEC

Improving the Health, Safety, and Well-Being of Young Adults: Workshop Summary
Young Adults 2013

New Directions in Child Abuse and Neglect Research
New Direction CAN

An Update on Research Issues in the Assessment of Birth Settings: Workshop Summary

Design of the National Children’s Study: A workshop Summary
National Children Study

Evaluation of PEPFAR
Evaluation of PEPFAR

Leveraging Action to Support Dissemination of the Pregnancy Weight Gain Guidelines: Workshop Summary
Pregnancy Weight 2013

Nutrition Education in K-12 Curriculum: The Role of National Standards: Workshop Summary
Nutrion Education

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