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.


Field Center Offers Technical Assistance to Develop Campus Support Programs

Local colleges to receive training in developing higher education programming for foster youth

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Announcing New Faculty Directors at The Field Center

Drs. Tony Garcia, Johanna Greeson, and Sara Jaffee bring their expertise to the center’s work

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Videos Now Available from One Child, Many Hands Conference 2017

Keynotes by Anne Holton,
John Jackson PhD., and
Dr. Cindy Christian, and plenary panels from all three days

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