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 Celebrates New Office Space

The Field Center cut the ribbon on its expanded and renovated office space on September 29th. New Philly DHS Commissioner Figueroa to delivered remarks in her first appearance as commissioner.

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Financing College for Foster Youth Training Now Available Online

National experts and former foster youth featured in innovative program

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Field Center Releases White Paper on Safe Harbor Laws

The Field Center conducts analysis of Safe Harbor laws for child sex trafficking victims

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