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.


One Child, Many Hands Conference 2017

Thank you to everyone who attended and presented at the 2017 Conference. Check back for conference video announcements coming soon!

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Call for Essays: Child Maltreatment in Insular and Isolated Communities

Field Center to Guest Edit Special Issue of “Child Welfare”

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One-Day Conference on Human Trafficking

The Field Center and
Covenant House International hosted Research on Human Trafficking of Homeless Youth:
New Findings and Implications
for Policy and Practice

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