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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Board on Children Youth and  Families
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
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Board Director
Natacha Blain, JD, PhD
The National Academies- Keck Center
500 Fifth St. NW
Washington, DC 20001
Nblain@nas.edu
202-334-2286
 
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The Board on Children, Youth, and Families (BCYF) is a non-governmental, scientific body within the National Academies of Sci­ences, Engineering, and Medicine 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. 

 
BCYF Graphic How we do our work

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BCYF is a joint activity of the Division of Behavioral
and Social Sciences and Education (DBASSE) and the Health and Medicine Division (formerly  the Institute of Medicine (IOM)).
 


BCYF Reports: Ways We Spread the Message


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 ► 
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BCYF Projects in Development

Forum on Positive Youth Development

Study on Reducing Social Isolation Among American LGBTQ Adolescents and Young Adults

Study on Timely and Legal Permanence For Children in the Foster Care System

Study on the Use of Information Technology in K-12 Classrooms


Workshop on Informing Future Policy Concerning Nonmedical Exemptions for Childhood 
 


 
 

 

 
Recent Publications

For a full listing of the Board's publications by year, please visit here.


Promoting the Educational Success of Children and Youth Learning English: Promising Futures

DLL Final CoverThis report examines how evidence based on research relevant to the development of DLLs/ELs from birth to age 21 can inform education and health policies and related practices that can result in better educational outcomes. 
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Ensuring Quality and Accessible Care for Children with Disabilities and Complex Health and Educational Needs: Proceedings of a Workshop

C-CAB Report 5 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.

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Preventing Bullying Through Science, Policy, and Practice

Bullying Prevention coverThis new report from the Board on Children, Youth, and Families, and the Committee on Law and Justice 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.

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Board Director
Natacha Blain, JD, PhD
The National Academies- Keck Center
500 Fifth St. NW
Washington, DC 20001
Nblain@nas.edu
202-334-2286
 
Donate To BCYF   


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