The Board on Children, Youth, and Families (BCYF) is a non-governmental, scientific unit within the National Academy of Sciences that convenes top experts from across 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 forum activities—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 are independent analyses of the science and go through a rigorous external peer review process. Therefore our recommendations are trusted and implemented at every level, from policymakers to practitioners.
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Click to view the video from BCYF’s meeting on “Armchair Discussions on Social Justice and Equity across the Life Course,” which took place on May 11: