Forum for Children's Well-Being: Promoting Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Health for Children and Youth

Type: Forum
Topics: Children and Families, Health Services, Coverage, and Access, Education, Public Health
Board: Board on Children, Youth, and Families

Activity Description

Cognitive, affective, and behavioral disorders incur high psychosocial and economic costs for the young people who experience them, for their families, and for the communities in which they live, study, and will work. The Forum on Promoting Children’s Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Health was established as an outgrowth of the 2009 National Research Council-Institute of Medicine report Preventing Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Disorders Among Young People: Progress and Possibilities which called on the nation to make the prevention of such disorders and the promotion of mental health of young people a high priority. The forum will engage in dialogue and discussion to connect the prevention, treatment, and implementation sciences with settings where children are seen and cared for, including health care settings, schools, social service and child welfare agencies, and the juvenile justice system, and to create systems that are effective and affordable in addressing children’s needs. 

The Board on Children, Youth, and Families’ Forum for Children's Well-Being has been moved to the NASEM Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (DBASSE). 

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