Of the 1,500 to 2,000 children killed each year by their caretakers, more than half die after they have come to the attention of child welfare agencies.

The Field Center brings together multiple disciplines and the nation’s foremost experts in child welfare to collaborate on reforming the systems that are responsible for protecting children.

Watch our video to see how the Field Center changes the lives of victims of child abuse and neglect.


The Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research utilizes an interdisciplinary model to:

integrate clinical care, research and education

inform local and national policy

prepare the nation’s future leaders

In short, we impact one child at a time by advocating for all.


Registration Now Open for Spring Community Symposium

Are kids suggestible? Did these high profile cases really happen? Hear from the author of  a newly published book on The Witch-Hunt Narrative: Politics, Psychology, and the Sexual Abuse of Children on April 15th.

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Critical New Project Awarded to The Field Center

The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency tapped the Field Center to develop statewide plan for new Child Advocacy Centers in accordance with PA Task Force on Child Protection recommendations.

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Foster Care to College: Strategies for Success

This important colloquium helped to identify the unique challenges faced by foster youth who attend college and offer strategies to support their success.

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