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Update on the IOM Forum on Promoting Children's Cognitive, Affective and Behavioral Health (C-CAB)


By Mary Ann McCabe, PhD, ABPP

Div. 37 (Society for Child and Family Policy and Practice [SCFPP]) continues as a sponsor of an Institute of Medicine (IOM) Forum on Promoting Children's Cognitive, Affective and Behavioral Health (C-CAB). I am representing Div. 37 and Div. 54 (as joint sponsors) on this Forum. The following are updates since the summer 2014 newsletter.

The prepublication summary of the first forum workshop, held on April 1-2, 2014, on “Scaling Effective Family-Focused Preventive Interventions to Promote Children's CAB Health” was recently released.  A PDF of the report is available.

A few C-CAB Forum members completed a discussion paper to complement this workshop report, entitled “ Unique Opportunities and Challenges in Implementing Family Focused Interventions for Children with Developmental Disorders.”

The webcast and PowerPoint presentations from the second forum workshop, held on June 16-17, 2014, on “ Harvesting Best Practices from Prevention Science to Promote Youth C-CAB Health ” (see under “Other Meeting Resources” on right-hand side of page).  The report will be available soon.

The third forum workshop will be held Nov. 5-6, 2014, and will focus on measurement issues in C-CAB. All workshops of the forum are webcast and SCFPP members are encouraged to join.

Finally, I am chairing a learning collaborative within the forum focused on the potential impact of the Affordable Care Act on promoting C-CAB.  As a first phase of our work, members of the collaborative have been participating in fact-finding conversations with several federal agencies about what provisions in the law may allow related to the forum objectives.

Updates on forum activities will be provided in each newsletter. However, if at any time members have suggestions, please feel free to contact me.