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Board on Children Youth and  Families
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The Board on Children, Youth, and Families (BCYF) is a non-governmental, scientific body within the National Academies of Sci­ences, Engineering, and Medicine 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.
 

For a Graphic Illustration of BCYF's work, please visit ►
here.
 
BCYF is a joint activity of the Division of Behavioral
and Social Sciences and Education (DBASSE) and the Institute of Medicine (IOM).




Of Interest

Armchair Discussions
Social Justice and Equity across the Life Course


View the video from BCYF's meeting, which took place on May 11:  ► Meeting Agenda







Investing in the Health and Well-being of Young Adults

Young adulthood—ages approximately 18 to 26—is a critical period of development with long-lasting implications for a person’s economic security, health, and well-being.

Published in 2014, a report from the IOM/NRC laid out a set of recommendations for investing in young adults.

In this video, hear from young adults themselves on how to best invest in their health and well-being.

 


 

 
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

See a listing of all upcoming  BCYF events

 

Stakeholder Engagement Meeting
Advancing the Power of Economic Evidence to Inform Investments in Children, Youth, and Families

Econ4KidsMay 2, 2016
(9:00-11:30 am Eastern)
Keck Center, Room 100
500 5th Street, NW
Washington, DC

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Recent Reports

For a full listing of the Board's publications by year, please visit here.


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

Econ4KidsThis report highlights the potential for economic evidence to inform investment decisions for interventions that support the overall health and well-being of children, youth, and families. This report from the Board on Children, Youth, and Families describes challenges to the optimal use of economic evidence, and offers recommendations to stakeholders to promote a lasting improvement in its quality, utility, and use.

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Workshop in Brief
Identifying Opportunities for Prevention and Intervention in the Depression Cascade

Depression Cascade for homepageThe Forum on Promoting Children's Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Health cohosted a webinar with the American Academy of Pediatrics on prevention and intervention methods to address the development of clinical depression in children and adolescents.  The webinar featured three presentations focused on various opportunities to identify and intervene in developing cases of clinical depression within current health care settings, viewing the detection and care of depression as a series of steps that a practice could take.

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Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth to Age Eight: A Unifying Foundation
Birth to Eight


Investing in the Health and Well-Being of Young Adults
Young Adults Report 2014
 
 


Confronting Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States: Guide for Legal Sector
CSEC-LS Cover
 

 

 






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