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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
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Barriers and Opportunities for 2-Year and 4-Year STEM Degrees—This report reviews research on the roles that people, processes, and institutions play in 2-and 4-year STEM degree production, with special attention to the factors that influence students’ decisions to enter, stay in, or leave STEM majors.  ► 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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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
Barriers and Opportunities for 2-Year and 4-Year STEM Degrees—This report reviews research on the roles that people, processes, and institutions play in 2-and 4-year STEM degree production, with special attention to the factors that influence students’ decisions to enter, stay in, or leave STEM majors.  ► 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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Workshop
Defining and Measuring Character and Character Education

July 26-27, 2016 
Lecture Room
2101 Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, DC

NAS BuildingThis workshop will review research and practice relevant to the development of character, with a particular focus on ideas that can support adults who develop and run out-of-school programs.

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Seminar
How to Strengthen News Coverage of Social and Behavioral Science

#SBSciNews

August 9, 2016
(8:45 am - 4:30 pm)
NAS Building, Room 120
2101 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

The purpose of the seminar is to improve the identification of newsworthy social and behavioral science and how it is reported through all media.

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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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Recent Reports
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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Workshop Summary:
Measuring Trauma

Measuring Trauma CoverThis report summarizes a workshop on integrating new measures of trauma into the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Data Collection Programs. It was organized as part of an effort to assist SAMHSA and the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in their responsibilities to expand the collection of behavioral health data to include measures of trauma.

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