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.
Tapped by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, the Field Center developed a statewide plan for new Child Advocacy Centers in accordance with recommendations by the PA Task Force. Read more to read a description of the project and to view the final report.
Twenty child welfare students from Namseoul University in South Korea will be studying at the Field Center from June 23nd through July 9th to learn about Child Welfare and the US Approach.