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An ad hoc committee under the auspices of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will conduct a consensus study on fostering healthy mental, emotional, and behavioral development among children and youth.
As background to the study, the committee will review and synthesize the available research and analysis on areas of key advances and persistent challenges since the publication of the 2009 National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report, Preventing Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Disorders Among Young People: Progress and Possibilities (2009 MEB report).
The committee may consider questions such as:
1. How has the context changed since the publication of the 2009 MEB report in areas such as cross-sector partnerships, creation of infrastructures for the implementation of prevention, incidence and prevalence trends for specific conditions, integration of MEB health strategies into other healthcare settings, risk and protective factors, cultural and linguistic factors, and cost-saving strategies?
2. How has the state of the science changed since the publication of the 2009 MEB report in areas relevant to fostering MEB health among children and youth, such as the core components of evidence-based strategies (community and practice-based) essential to producing positive outcomes, implementation science, public health approaches, and utilization of data and quality improvement systems?
3. What interventions have been effectively implemented and what program and policy gaps must be addressed to better achieve the prevention of MEB disorders and promotion of healthy MEB development, such as workforce development and infrastructure to support implementation at scale?
4. What has been the progress since the 2009 report specifically on two-generation approaches to foster healthy MEB development with respect to evidence of effectiveness and dissemination for those approaches?
5. What has been learned since the publication of the 2009 MEB report about the influence of the environmental context on neurobiology and what are the implications for strategies to foster MEB development among children and youth.
6. What has been learned about increasing health equity in the context of fostering healthy MEB development of children and youth?
7. What role does practice based evidence, including community defined evidence in multicultural settings play in fostering healthy MEB development among children and youth and how do we further develop the evidence that certain community and cultural practices work?
8. What role do complementary (e.g., mindfulness, meditation, yoga) and integrative approaches (e.g., optimizing evidence-based interventions with mindfulness, meditation, yoga) play in fostering healthy MEB development of children and youth?
Based on the review and analysis of the information gathered and confidential deliberations, the committee will produce a consensus report with actionable recommendations for specific agencies and organizations to lead efforts into the next decade.
Meetings of the Committee
Meeting 1 - Committee on Fostering Healthy Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Development Among Children and Youth (Committee Only)
October 4-5, 2017, Washington, DC (8:30 am Eastern Time)
Meeting 2 - Committee on Fostering Healthy Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Development Among Children and Youth (Committee Only)
December 14-15, 2017, Washington, DC (8:30 am Eastern Time)
Meeting 3 - Committee on Fostering Healthy Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Development Among Children and Youth
Information-Gathering Session Only: March 6, 2018, 8:30-12:30 pm Eastern Time (see webcast above)
March 6-7, 2018, Washington, DC (8:30 am Eastern Time)
Meeting 4 - Committee on Fostering Healthy Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Development Among Children and Youth (Committee Only)
May 16-17, 2018, Washington, DC (8:30 am Eastern Time)
Meeting 5 - Committee on Fostering Healthy Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Development Among Children and Youth (Committee Only)
July 10-11, 2018, Washington, DC (8:30 am Eastern Time)
Type: Consensus Study
Topics: Children, Youth, Mental Health, Behavioral Health
Board: Board on Children, Youth, and Families
Tara Mainero, Study Director
Rebekah Hutton, Associate
Margaret Kelly, Senior Program
Thomas Boat, M.D. (Chair)
Professor of Pediatrics and Dean Emeritus
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
William A. Aldridge, II, Ph.D.
Advanced Implementation Specialist
Frank Porter Graham Child
Development Institute. University of
North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Anthony Biglan, Ph.D.
Oregon Research Institute
W. Thomas Boyce, M.D.
Lisa and John Pritzker Distinguished
Professor of Pediatrics and
Psychiatry School of Medicine,
University of California, San
Richard F. Catalano, Jr., Ph.D.
Bartley Dobb Professor for the Study
and Prevention of Violence Co-
Founder, Social Development
Research Group, University of
Frances Champagne, Ph.D.
Adjunct Associate Professor,
Department of Psychology,
Jennifer Frank, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of
Education, Psychology, Counseling,
and Special Education,
Pennsylvania State University
Patricia (Tish) Jennings, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Curry School
of Education, University of Virginia
Sheryl Kataoka Endo, M.D.
Professor-in-Residence, Division of
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
University of California, Los Angeles
Kelly Kelleher, M.D., MPH
Professor of Pediatrics and
Psychiatry, Nationwide Children’s
Grace Kolliesuah, MSW, LSW
Chief, Bureau of Children and
Families, Ohio Department of Mental
Health and Addiction Services
Marguerita Lightfoot, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Medicine
University of California, San
Tamar Mendelson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins
Bloomberg School of Public Health
Johns Hopkins University
Ricardo F. Muñoz, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor of Clinical
Psychology, Palo Alto University
Myrna M. Weissman, Ph.D.
Diane Goldman Kemper Professor
of Epidemiology in Psychiatry
School of Public Health, Columbia
University, Chief, Division of
Epidemiology, New York State
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
National Institute on Drug Abuse, NIH
National Center for Complementary
and Integrative Health, NIH
Centers for Disease Control and
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