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Our Mission

Guided by the Schools of Social Policy & Practice, Law, Medicine, and Nursing, and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, the Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice and Research brings together the resources of the University of Pennsylvania to enhance and assure the well-being of abused and neglected children and those at risk of maltreatment. By moving beyond traditional approaches, the Field Center utilizes an interdisciplinary model to integrate clinical care, research and education, inform local and national policy, and prepare the nation’s future leaders, for the benefit of children and their families.

Our Vision

Imagine a world in which children are nurtured in homes with loving caregivers. Professionals from all facets of a child’s life work together to assure the child’s well being. Those charged with helping and protecting children have the skills, support and resources to safeguard young lives. Children are truly protected from abuse and neglect.