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.


Registration Now Open!

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

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Community Symposium on Kids and Politics in the Year of Disruption

Video now available! Bruce Lesley, President of First Focus, spoke on February 1, 2017.

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One-Day Conference on Human Trafficking

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

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