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Strategies for Scaling Tested and Effective Family-Focused Preventive Interventions to Promote Children’s Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Health—Workshop in Brief


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On April 1–2, 2014, the Board on Children, Youth, and Families of the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council held a 2-day workshop titled “Strategies for Scaling Tested and Effective Family-Focused Preventive Interventions to Promote Children’s Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Health.” The purpose of the workshop was to discuss the successes and challenges of scaling family-focused interventions. A range of settings involved in preventive family-focused interventions were highlighted, including primary care settings, schools, homes, and on the Web. Collectively this knowledge will be used to explore new and innovative ways to broaden the reach of effective programs and to generate alternative paradigms for strengthening families. This brief summary of the workshop highlights topics raised by presenters and participants. It represents the viewpoints of the speakers and should not be viewed as the conclusions or recommendations of the workshop as a whole.