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:

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.


Call for Presentations Released!

One Child, Many Hands:
A Multidisciplinary Conference on Child Welfare in Philadelphia,
to be held June 5 – 7, 2019

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New Directory Just Published!

Campus Programming Directory for Foster Youth in Higher Education in Pennsylvania

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Safe Harbor for Sex Trafficking Victims Now Law in PA

Field Center present at signing by PA Governor Wolf

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