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 Papers Released for Field Center National Child Welfare Conference

One Child, Many Hands:
A Multidisciplinary Conference on Child Welfare scheduled for
June 7-9, 2017 at Penn Law School

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Colleges Selected for New Foster Youth Support Programs

Field Center providing technical assistance to four Greater Philadelphia area colleges to develop campus-based support programs for foster youth

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Candidates Sought for Stoneleigh Emerging Leader Fellowship at The Field Center

Opportunity for recent MSW for two-year fellowship working on Improving Outcomes for Youth Aging Out of Foster Care Through Higher Education

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