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.


Foster Youth & COVID-19 Research Study

Results available from a survey of 18-23 year olds in foster care or who aged out of care

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New Resource: Responding to COVID 19

How You Can Support Older Youth in Foster Care in Pennsylvania

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Faculty Director Dr. Greeson Gives TEDx Talk

“How to heal the aging out crisis” presented at TEDxLincoln University

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