Tuesday, September 30, 2014 

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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.
For a Graphic Illustration of BCYF's work, please visit here.
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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.
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