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.


Just Released!

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.

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Save the Date!

The Field of Dreams Luncheon
Honoring child advocates and supporting the protection of children


October 24, 2014
College of Physicians - Philadelphia, PA


2014 Awardees Just Announced!
Partners in the Philadelphia Safety Collaborative
Chris Kirchner - Philadelphia Childrens Alliance
Anne Marie Ambrose - DHS
Police Chief Charles Ramsey
DA Seth Williams

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Field Center Welcomes Korean Child Welfare Students for Intensive Study

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.

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