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 why the Field Center began its work on behalf of victims of child abuse and neglect.


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

Oneintegrate clinical care, research and education

Twoinform local and national policy

Threeprepare the nation’s future leaders

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


New Publication by Faculty Directors

Tear Down Those Walls: the Future of Graduate Education in Child and Family Advocacy

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SP2 Associate Professor Organizes Community Trip to March on Washington

Field Center Faculty Director Dr. Johanna Greeson coordinates SP2’s participation in the Commitment March

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Remembering Dr. Richard Gelles

It is with a heavy heart that we share the deeply sad news that our Founding Faculty Director, Dr. Richard J. Gelles, has passed away.

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