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Immigrant Integration LC
The Integration of Immigrants into American Society—This report summarizes what we know about how immigrants and their descendants are integrating into American society in a range of areas such as education, occupations, health, and language. ►Read more
CrimeTrendsLC
Modernizing Crime Statistics: Report 1: Defining and Classifying Crime is the first of two reports on developing a new set of indicators of crime in the United States.  It proposes a new system for the classification of crime based on historical and international efforts to define crime and on the diverse demands for and uses of crime statistics.  ► Read More
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Preventing Bullying Through Science, Policy, and Practice evaluates the state of the science on biological and psychosocial consequences of bullying as well as the context, scope, and impact of the problem.  The report also outlines next steps in prevention for policymakers, parents, educators, healthcare providers, and others concerned with the care of children.  ► Read more
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Immigrant Integration LC CrimeTrendsLC Preventing Bullying Large
The Integration of Immigrants into American Society—This report summarizes what we know about how immigrants and their descendants are integrating into American society in a range of areas such as education, occupations, health, and language. ►Read more
Modernizing Crime Statistics: Report 1: Defining and Classifying Crime is the first of two reports on developing a new set of indicators of crime in the United States.  It proposes a new system for the classification of crime based on historical and international efforts to define crime and on the diverse demands for and uses of crime statistics.  ► Read More
Preventing Bullying Through Science, Policy, and Practice evaluates the state of the science on biological and psychosocial consequences of bullying as well as the context, scope, and impact of the problem.  The report also outlines next steps in prevention for policymakers, parents, educators, healthcare providers, and others concerned with the care of children.  ► Read more
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Research about Firearm-Related Violence

Last year, more than 53,300 people were injured or killed in the United States as the result of a firearm-related incident.  In 2013, the National Research Council's Committee on Law and Justice and the Institute of Medicine released their report Priorities for Research to Reduce the Threat of Firearm-Related Violence, which outlines an agenda for research that could shed light on the characteristics of firearm violence, risk and protective factors, interventions and strategies, and related issues. See more gun-related reports.


Immigrants in the United States

A commentary in the Wall Street Journal by former Secretary of State Colin Powell reflects on his experience as a child of immigrants and cites the 2015 DBASSE report The Integration of Immigrants into American Society.

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Workshop

Summertime Opportunities to Improve Child and Adolescent Education and Health Outcomes

August 25, 2016 (9:00 am - 5:30 pm EDT)
Keck Center, Room 100
500 5th Street, NW
Washington, DC

The workshop will feature presentations and discussions that advance our understanding of interventions designed to support school-age children during summertime across education and learning, and health, especially risk for obesity.

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Convocation
Enhancing the Teacher Voice in Policy Making Related to Implementation of K-12 Engineering Education

September 30 - October 1, 2016
NAS Building, Room 120
2101 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

This event will initiate a national dialog on how K-12 STEM education—working in classrooms and after-/out-of-school settings—can be more engaged at the level of policy and decision making to improve and expand the reach and quality of K-12 engineering education.

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Summit on Social and Behavioral Sciences for National Security

October 4-5, 2016
National Academy of Sciences
2101 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

Washington, DCThis summit will kick off a new study that will identify potential contributions of the social and behavioral sciences (SBS) in areas relevant to national security.

Invited presentations from a range of SBS disciplines will identify emerging and cutting-edge research that may have implications for the intelligence community. Speakers will include Marcia McNutt, National Academy of Sciences, and David Honey, Office of the Director of National Intelligence.  Note that this project is unclassified.  The summit will be open to the public.

More Information about the summit

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Recent Reports

Science Literacy
Concepts, Contexts, and Consequences

Science LiteracyThis report considers how the definition of science literacy has expanded and shifted over time in order to accommodate changing ideas about science. The report also presents a research agenda with questions about creating new measures of science literacy and expanding the information available to clarify the relationship between science knowledge and attitudes toward science, how science literacy is used and measured in different contexts', the relationship of science literacy to other literacy skills, and the role of science literacy for citizens as decision-makers.

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Workshop Summary
Measuring Recovery from Substance Use or Mental Disorders

Measuring Recovery coverThis report summarizes the discussions of a workshop held in February 2016.  The workshop was organized to assist SAMHSA and the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to expand the collection of behavioral health data.

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Ensuring Quality and Accessible Care for Children with Disabilities and Complex Health and Educational Needs: Proceedings of a Workshop

Accessible Care Prepub coverThese proceedings from the Forum on promoting Children’s Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Health summarize a workshop held in December 2015 that explored the needs and challenges faced by individuals and families affected by disabilities and complex conditions and opportunities and innovative approaches for those conditions.

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Parenting Matters: Supporting Parents of Children Ages 0-8

Parenting Matters CoverThis report from the Board on Children, Youth, and Families reviews research on parenting practices and identifies effective practices. The report also recommends way agencies and others can support interventions that help more parents learn about effective parenting practices.

More Information  |  View the Report Release Webinar


Proceeding of a Workshop
Characterizing Risk in Climate Change Assessments

Characterizing Risk150These proceedings from the Board on Environmental Change and Society and the Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate summarize a workshop held in March 2016 that explored ways to more clearly characterize the risks associated with climate change--both societal and biophysical—that are being observed and projected, and described in the National Climate Assessments that the U.S. Global Change Research Program conducts every four years. 

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