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Policy Resources & Materials

The Evidence-Based Policy Institute (EBPI) is committed to providing the community with accurate and cutting-edge data on relevant issues that impact children and adolescents. Below you can access our collection of completed policy briefs that cover a range of different issues that impact youth. 


Dealing With the Mental Health Fallout of COVID-19  - January 2021

A Call for Expungment of Youth Criminal Records - August 2020

Briefs and Reports

Spotlight On: Supporting Transgender & Gender-Nonconforming (T/GNC) Youth in Massachusetts - April 2021

Spotlight On: The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Children, Youth, and Families - September 2020

Promoting Positive Outcomes for Justice-Involved Youth: Implications for Policy, Systems, and Practice  - February 2019

Early Childhood Development: Implications for Policy, Systems, and Practice - March 2017

Current Initiatives

We're excited to share that the EBPI is currently engaged in multiple new initiatives:

Promoting Healthy Students by Addressing Behavioral Health Needs
In partnership with John Crocker, the University of Maryland’s National Center for School Mental Health, and the Children’s Mental Health Campaign, the EBPI is developing a policy report to explore school-based behavioral health in Massachusetts and the ways in which evidence-based approaches can promote positive outcomes for students and families.  

Promoting Positive Outcomes For LGBTQ+ Youth
The EBPI is thrilled to be partnering with the Harvard Kennedy School to explore and address pressing issues impacting LGBTQ+ youth in the Commonwealth. Ultimately this project is intended to alleviate the disproportionate negative outcomes experienced by LGBTQ+ youth and promote the best possible outcomes through cross-system collaboration, and evidence-based policy development and service provision. Judge Baker Children's Center stands as an ally to LGBTQ+ youth and their families.
Supporting Children & Families During COVID-19
The pandemic has exacerbated youth mental health needs worldwide. Now is the time to consider how those needs will be met. We are working to help partners at the policy, systems, and community levels understand the impact of COVID-19 on children and families, so they can provide the best possible care to support children through this challenging time.

News & Updates

News & Updates - May 2021

News & Updates - December 2020