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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

Forum for Children's Well-Being
Public Workshops and Webinars

 November 21, 2019
Children's Mental Health and the Life Course Model: A Virtual Workshop Series

This webinar series – co-organized by the MCH Life Course Intervention Research Network and the National Academies' Forum for Children’s Well-Being – will focus on understanding how mental health disorders develop over the life span, with a special emphasis on prenatal, early, middle, and later childhood development. This series will focus on identifying gaps in our knowledge, exploring new strategies for using existing data to enhance our understanding of the developmental origins of mental disorders, reviewing potential approaches to prevention and optimization, and proposing new ways of framing how we understand, address, and prevent these disorders from a life course development perspective. 

 October 10, 2019
The State of Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Health of Children and Youth in the United States: A Workshop
On October 10, the Committee on Fostering Healthy Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Development Among Children and Youth hosted a public dialogue on their recently released consensus report. Following this morning session, the Forum for Children’s Well-Being convened a public workshop on the state of mental, emotional, and behavioral health of children and youth in the United States. 
 June 6, 2019
Exploring Multigenerational Approaches to Prevention:  A Workshop
The Forum for Children’s Well-Being hosted a half-day public workshop on June 6 to explore multigenerational approaches and policy strategies to promote health and well-being. Particular attention was paid to multisector strategies that promote health equity and early relational health, using the opioid crisis as a case study. This workshop featured two panels—the first examined multigenerational approaches preventing and mitigating adverse childhood outcomes related to parental substance use disorder, and the second explored policies aimed at preventing opioid misuse.
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Roundtable Discussion: Improving Children's Health & Well-Being through Private Sector Investments
The business community represents a unique platform for addressing many behavioral health conditions experienced by children, adolescents, young adults, and their families. The Forum for Children's Well-Being hosted a roundtable discussion on “Improving Children’s Health and Well-Being through Private Sector Investments” on December 11, in Washington, DC.
 November 14, 2017
Achieving Health Equity: Promoting Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Health Equity for Children, Families, and Communities: A Workshop
This workshop explored initiatives and policies across domains that have an impact on the cognitive, affective, and behavioral health for all children, youth, and families, using a socio-ecological developmental model to explore health equity of children and families, including those with complex needs and chronic conditions...
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July 31-August 1, 2017
This workshop reviewed the current state of the science surrounding the impacts of exposure to violence and trauma on both neurocognitive and psychosocial outcomes, with a focus on exposure of trauma in childhood and the impacts of such exposure across the life-course. The workshop explored prevention and intervention opportunities grounded in this science -- especially in the ways in which parents and caregivers can work to build resiliency and mentally-strong children and youth...
 November 29-30, 2016
Training the Future Health Care Workforce to Improve Behavioral Health Outcomes for Children, Youth, and Families

The Forum conducted an interactive public workshop that focused on the development and training of an integrated healthcare workforce that promotes family-focused behavioral health and well-being of children and youth. Panelists addressed the needs for workforce development for the range of health professions working with children, youth, and families, including pediatric medicine, family medicine, nursing, pediatric psychology and behavioral health...
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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 or substance abuse disorders sometime in their life, with the first onset usually in childhood or adolescence. Indeed, lifetime prevalence of mental or behavioral disorders may be as high as 37 percent by age 16...
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 December 9-10, 2015
Workshop on Ensuring Quality and Accessible Care for Children with Disabilities and Complex Health and Educational Needs

Children with complex medical and educational needs, such as those with developmental disabilities and mental disorders, present a special challenge for policymakers and practitioners who aim to promote children's cognitive, affective and behavioral health. Varied public and professional awareness and evidence on best practices, combined with tremendous heterogeneity in needs, have led to practices and policies that are inconsistent in quality and coverage and often fail to...
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 November 19, 2015
Webinar: Identifying Opportunities for Prevention and Intervention in the Youth Depression Cascade
Depression affects one in ten adolescents with as many as a quarter of young people experiencing at least mild depressive symptoms. While well-established treatments exist for adolescent depression, estimates suggest that 80% of adolescents with depression do not receive appropriate care. Initiation of timely treatments is crucial since youth with depression who do not achieve remission are more likely to relapse and have more impaired long term functioning. This webinar will explore...
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April 1-2, 2015
Workshop on Opportunities to Promote Children's Health: Health Care Reform and Beyond
The Affordable Care Act has stimulated attention to health promotion, prevention, and access to evidence-based care. These principles could not be more important than during childhood, when the foundation is laid for lifelong health and wellbeing. The Forum on Promoting Children's Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Health held a workshop on April 1-2, 2015, to explore how healthcare reforms, broadly considered, can provide opportunities and support innovations to promote children’s... 
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 November 5-6, 2014
Innovations in Design and Utilization of Measurement Systems to Promote Children's Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Health
On November 5-6, 2014, the forum held a public workshop on Innovations in Design and Utilization of Measurement Systems to Promote Children's Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Health. The workshop featured presentations on the use of data linkage and integration to inform research and practice related to children’s cognitive, affective, and behavioral health; the use of quality measures to facilitate system change in health care, classroom, and juvenile justice settings; and tools...
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June 16-17, 2014
Harvesting Scientific Investment in Prevention Science to Promote Children's Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Health: A Workshop
On June 16-17, the forum held a public workshop on Harvesting the Scientific Investment in Prevention Science to Promote Children’s Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Health. The first day of the workshop featured presentations on and discussion of facilitators and barriers to broad implementation of preventive interventions, and the roles of scientific norms, implementation strategies, and practices in care quality and health outcomes for youth at the national, state, and local...
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 April 1-2, 2014
Workshop on Strategies for Scaling Effective Family-Focused Preventive interventions to Promote Children's Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Health
On April 1-2, the forum held a public workshop on Strategies for Scaling Tested and Effective Family-Focused Preventive Interventions to Promote Children's Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Health. The workshop featured presentations on and discussion of how to provide effective family-focused interventions at sufficient scale and reach to reduce the incidence and prevalence of negative cognitive, affective, and behavioral outcomes among youth in the United States. Specific topics that were explored included successes...
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