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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Forum on Promoting Children's Cognitive Affective and Behavioral Health
Forum on Promoting Children's Cognitive Affective and Behavioral Health
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education

Staff
• Wendy Keenan (Forum Director)
• 
Sarah Tracey
• Anthony Janifer
• 
Pamella Atayi
• 
Emily Backes

The Forum on Promoting Children's Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Health (C-CAB)


Cognitive, affective, and behavioral disorders incur high psychosocial and economic costs for the young people who experience them, for their families, and for the communities in which they live, study, and will work. The Forum on Promoting Children’s Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Health was established as an outgrowth of the 2009 National Research Council-Institute of Medicine report Preventing Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Disorders Among Young People: Progress and Possibilities which called on the nation to make the prevention of such disorders and the promotion of mental health of young people a high priority.

 

The Forum engages in dialogue and discussion to connect the prevention, treatment, and implementation sciences with settings where children are seen and cared for, including health care settings, schools, social service and child welfare agencies, and the juvenile justice system, and to create systems that are effective and affordable in addressing children’s needs. Members of the forum include representatives from the sponsors and additional experts in the implementation and evaluation of mental and behavioral health interventions for youth.

Recent Events
November 29-30, 2016
Training the Future Health Care Workforce to Improve Behavioral Health Outcomes for Children, Youth, and Families
An ad hoc committee will plan and conduct an interactive public workshop that will focus on the development and training of an integrated healthcare workforce that promotes family-focused behavioral health and wellbeing of children and youth...
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June 9-10, 2016
Implementing Evidence-Based Prevention By Communities To Promote Cognitive, Affective, And Behavioral Health In Children: A Workshop
Communities represent the front line in addressing many mental and behavioral conditions experienced by children, young adults, and their families. Almost half of Americans will meet one or more clinical criteria for mental and behavioral health...
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Recent Pubs
Ensuring Quality and Accessible Care for Children with Disabilities and Complex Health and Educational Needs: Proceedings of a Workshop
Workshop 5 ProceedingsChildren with disabilities and complex medical and educational needs present a special challenge for policy makers and practitioners. These children exhibit tremendous heterogeneity in their conditions and needs, requiring a varied array of services to meet those needs. Uneven public and professional awareness of their conditions and a research base marked by significant gaps have led to programs, practices, and policies...(Read More)

Workforce Development to Enhance the Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Health of Children and Youth: Opportunities and Barriers in Child Health Care Training
Workforce PaperResponsibility for cognitive, affective, and behavioral (CAB) health of children and adolescents (hereafter “youth”) has traditionally been shared among families, education systems, communities, and the health care delivery system. Within routine child health care, increasing but spotty attention is paid to early cognitive, emotional, and behavioral development. Those most intensively trained in....(Read More)

American Journal of Preventive Medicine Special Issue: Realizing Population-Level Improvements for All Children's Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Health
AJPM Cover
The strategy of using prevention as a first line ofbehavioral health care, particularly for children, is well accepted on scientific, economic, and social justice grounds. It just has not been made as a cornerstone
of health in the U.S. Currently, the systems to promote children’s mental health and well-being; prevent substance abuse; and provide enabling, stimulating, and nurturing environments are not functioning...(Read More)
 







 




 
 


 

 

 






Staff
• Wendy Keenan (Forum Director)
• 
Sarah Tracey
• Anthony Janifer
• 
Pamella Atayi
• 
Emily Backes


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