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Forum for Children’s Well-Being

Forum for Children’s Well-Being

The Board on Children, Youth, and Families’ Forum for Children's Well-being: Promoting Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Health for Children and Youth strives to advance effective, affordable, and equitable systems that promote well-being and foster evidence-informed prevention, treatment, and implementation research and practice. It brings together diverse stakeholders including scientists, practitioners, decision makers, thought leaders, and youth and family representatives. The Forum considers all settings where children, adolescents, and emerging adults are seen and cared for, including primary health care, schools, preschools and childcare, social service and child welfare, juvenile justice, family court, military, and community based organizations.
The Forum is searching for experts to be considered for new membership. It is in its ninth year of work, and new members will be asked to begin their term in September 2022. The Forum is looking for approximately 4 new volunteer experts in the fields of:
-    Implementation Science
-    Prevention Science
-    Mental and Behavioral Health Interventions
-    Pediatrics
-    Education
-    Child Psychiatry
-    Child Psychology
-    Developmental Science
-    Early Childhood Development
-    Adolescent Development
-    State Programs and Policies
-    Federal Programs and Policies
-    Health Equity
-    Community Development
-    Public Health

Forum Members will:
  • Participate in quarterly calls with other Forum members. Calls may include presentations from Forum members, planning for Forum events, and thinking strategically about the role of the Forum in promoting child and family well-being;
  • Attend two annual Forum business sessions in Washington, DC, typically held in the spring and fall. These may be virtual or in person;
  • Attend two annual public workshops. These may be virtual or in person. Topics for the workshops are guided by Forum priorities, as guided by Forum members; and
  • Assist with other Forum activities as necessary. This may include helping to plan webinars, supporting Forum collaborative activities, serving on Forum planning committees, and assistance with disseminating Forum products.

The National Academies are committed to enhancing diversity and inclusion in order to strengthen the quality of our work. Diverse perspectives contribute to finding innovative approaches and solutions to challenging issues. We encourage the nomination of volunteers who reflect the populations we serve and also welcome in particular nominations of candidates from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, women, and early- and mid-career professionals.

We invite you to submit nominations for committee members and/or reviewers for this study by August 19, 2022.

Contact information:
Name: Amanda Grigg
Phone: (202) 334-2108
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