The Role of the Board on Children, Youth, and Families in the Youth Development Field

Angela Diaz, David Britt, James M. Perrin

Abstract


This special issue of the Journal of Youth Development highlights a range of important contributions that the work of the Board on Children, Youth, and Families (BCYF) at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, makes to the field of youth development. This issue traces how BCYF peer-reviewed, published consensus reports use transdisciplinary expertise to assemble relevant research, develop evidence-based findings that then undergird policy recommendations, and then communicate them to a wide audience of policy makers, academics, and practitioners. These consensus reports inform and support practice which improves constructive youth development.


Keywords


Board on Children, Youth, and Families; public policy; peer review; consensus study; evidence-based; youth development; child development; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5195/jyd.2020.944

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