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The Field Center Newsletter

June 2016 Newsletter

  • Safe Harbor Laws for Victims of Child Sex Trafficking
  • The Welfare of Children in Cuba: US Research Delegation Visits in Advance of Relaxed US-Cuban Relations
  • Financing College for Foster Youth: The Field Center Holds Training for Financial Aid Officers
  • What Drives Our Advisory Board? The Field Center’s Newest Board Member Tells Her Own Story
  • Field Center Launches Web-based Resources to Support Access to Higher Education for Foster Youth
  • The Field Center Shares the Love of Reading for Super Tuesday
  • Young Professionals Council Member Profile: Zoë Artz
  • MSW Student Profile: Che Wang
  • MSW Student Profile: Maxwell Wagenknecht

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June 2014 Newsletter

  • Access for All: Planning for New Child Advocacy Centers Across Pennsylvania
  • Foster Care to College: Helping Youth Aging Out of Foster 
Care Engage and Succeed in Post-Secondary Education
  • The Well-Being of Children in Foster Care
  • Advisory Board Profile: Andrew Whitney, Esq
  • Young Professionals Council Member Profile: Andy Cohen, Esq
  • MSW Student Profile: Pragya Verma
  • MSW Student Profile: Jingru Hao

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November 2013 Newsletter

  • Field of Dreams Luncheon Celebrates Ten Years of Protecting Children
  • One Child, Many Hands: A Multidisciplinary Conference on Child Welfare Features Antwone Fisher and Sandusky Panel
  • Kinship Foster Care – Permanency over Positive Outcomes for Children
  • Field Center Addresses Emerging Issue at Colloquium on Foster Care to College: Strategies for Success
  • Meet the 2013 Alan Lerner Fellow: Brittany Strandell
  • MSW Student Profile: Kendra Schwindt
  • Young Professionals Council Member Profile: Erica Gooch

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Summer 2013 Newsletter

  • A Child Advocacy Center for Every Child Victim: Field Center Awarded Statewide Planning Contract
  • Field Center Unveils New Logo
  • Petitioning for Aggravated Circumstances as a Path to Permanency
  • Multidisciplinary Student Training Institute Presents Inaugural Symposium
  • Achievement Gap: Assessed in Terms of the Educational Needs of Children and Youth in the Child Welfare System
  • Foster Youth and the Theatre Arts
  • Field Center Welcomes New Staff Member: Richa Ranade
  • Student Profile: Kelsey Colburn

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March 2013 Newsletter

  • Pennsylvania Task Force on Child Protection Releases Recommendations for Systemetic Reform
  • Save the Date! One Child, Many Hands: A Multidisciplinary Conference on Child Welfare
  • Child Abuse Prevention Month Community Symposium: How Well Do Our Laws Protect Children? International Models of Child Protection, featuring Jaap E. Doek, JD
  • Advisory Board Profile: Pennsylvania State Representative Louis Williams Bishop
  • Field Center Announces New Initiative: A New Child Advocacy Center for Delaware County, PA
  • Field of Dreams Luncheon Honors Montgomery County DA Risa Vetri Ferman with Alan Lerner Child Advocacy Award
  • Pennsylvania Raises the Evidentiary Standard for Maintaining Reports on the State Child Abuse Registry
  • Young Professionals Council Profile: Diana Schimmel
  • MSW Student Profile: Renee Manson
  • Philosophy, Philadelphia and the Field Center: Reflections of a Student Intern

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October 2012 Newsletter

  • Trends in Child Physical Abuse and the Relationship with Housing Insecurity
  • Field Center Welcomes its Newest Faculty Director: Professor Kara Finck
  • Field Center Faculty Director Received Research Award
  • Save the Date! The Field Center’s Winter 2012 Community Symposium, The Racial Geography of Child Welfare, featuring Dorothy Roberts, JD
  • Field Center Partners with Penn Reading Project for Year of Proof Event
  • The New Road to Adulthood: How Pennsylvania is Helping Youth Aging out of Foster Care Make the Journey
  • MSW Student Profile: Nicole Royer
  • Profile: Malorie Lakosky, Philadelphia Center Intern
  • Welcome to our new Advisory board Chair: Pamela Schreiber, MSW
  • The Field Center is Now a United Way Agency!

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June 2012 Newsletter

  • Meeting the Challenge of Protecting Children
  • Field Center Recommendations for Reform
  • The Comprehensive Child Development Bill of 1972. Today’s Child Welfare System, and an Argument for Reviving a Comprehensive Approach to Child Maltreatment
  • A Message for the Field Center’s Outgoing Advisory Board Chair, Renee Johnson

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March 2012 Newsletter

  • The Devil is in the Details: Pennsylvania’s Definition of Child Abuse Perpetrator
  • A New Model for Aging Out: Mentoring Programs to Promote Interdependent Living
  • PA Convenes Task Force on Child Protection: Field Center Faculty Director Appointed by Governor Corbett
  • In Our Opinion: Will New Laws Help Children?
  • Advisory Board Profile: Susan Marx
  • MSW Student Profile: Rebecca McElroy

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October 2011 Newsletter

  • Congress Reauthorizes and Makes Important Changes to the Primary Laws Serving Foster Children and Their Families
  • Field Center Hosts Public Hearing on Behalf of PA Senate Aging and Youth Committee
  • Field Center Welcomes New Team Member
  • Dr. Richard Gelles Provides Training to Philly DHS Supervisors
  • Field Center Hosts Inaugural Field of Dreams Luncheon
  • Field Center Advisory Board Profile: Rachael LeMasters
  • Field Center Student Profile: Anne Day

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June 2011 Newsletter

  • Child Maltreatment and the Transition to Adult-Based Mental and Medical Care
  • Stoneleigh Fellowship to Support Field Center Research
  • Field Center Hosts Community Symposium on Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice
  • Welcome New Advisory Board Members
  • The Effect of Cross-System Data Sharing on Juvenile Probation Officer Recommendations in Crossover Juvenile Justice/Child Welfare Cases
  • Welcome to the Field Center’s New Administrative Coordinator
  • Field Center Advisory Board Profile: Senator LeAnna M. Washington
  • Field Center Student Profile: Rena Kreimer

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March 2011 Newsletter

  • Field Center’s ThinkTank on Confidentiality and Information Sharing Breaks New Ground
  • Shifting the Debate: Using Child Welfare Waivers to Promote Evidence-Based Practice
  • Join Us at One Child, Many Hands 2011
  • Field Center Advisory Board Profile: Allison Turkel
  • Field Center Student Profile: Joelle Ruben

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Fall 2010 Newsletter

  • The Field Center Bids Farewell to Beloved Faculty Director: Remembering Alan M. Lerner, Esq.
  • The Field Center Convenes National Think Tank on Confidentiality and Information Sharing
  • American Academy of Pediatrics Releases Policy Statement on Child Fatality Reviews
  • New Family Court Initiative Meets With Success: Project PENN Completes Pilot Year
  • Field Center Advisory Board Profile: Dr. Janis Goodman
  • Field Center Student Profile: Daniel Knapp
  • The Field Center’s Team in Transition

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June 2010 Newsletter

  • Penn School of Social Policy & Practice and DHS Create Joint Scholarship Program
  • Using Technology to Improve Child Welfare Outcomes: Pilot Project Completed
  • The Abuse and Neglect of Children with Disabilities
  • The Value of Experiential Learning: The Field Center Selected as Placement Site for the Philadelphia Center
  • Penn Nursing Brings New Perspective to Field Center
  • Field Center Partners with Broadway

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March 2010 Newsletter

  • Community Symposium on Health Care Reform Focuses on Children and Families
  • The Economic Downturn and Child Maltreatment
  • Dr. Cindy Christian Named American Academy of Pediatrics Committee Chair
  • Field Center Awarded New Grants
  • Field Center Advisory Board Profile: Marilyn Benoit, MD
  • Field Center Student Profile: Natalie Feigenbaum

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Fall 2009 Newsletter

  • Field Center Technical Assistance: Montgomery County’s New Child Advocacy Center Officially Opens
  • Field Center’s Third Biennial Conference Applauded by Attendees
  • Project PENN Opens Its Doors at Philadelphia Family Court
  • Field Center Advisory Board Profile: Sharon Powell-Lee
  • Field Center Student Profile: Leaht Feldman
  • Field Center Welcomes New Advisory Board Member
  • The Use of Psychotropic Medications in Foster Care

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June 2009 Newsletter

  • Abusive Head Trauma in Infants and Children
  • Field Center Celebrates Five Years of Making a Difference
  • Child Welfare in China
  • Field Center Advisory Board Profile: Catherine C. Carr, Esq.
  • Field Center Student Profile: Theda Allen
  • Field Center Welcomes New Advisory Board Member

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April 2009 Newsletter

  • Field Center Awarded Contract for Groundbreaking Information Technology Design
  • UN Convention on Rights of the Child: The United States’ Failure to Ratify
  • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to Open First Medical Clinic for Abuse Victims in Montgomery County
  • William Penn Foundation Funds Field Center Strategic Planning
  • In Memorium – Sybil E. Hite
  • Field Center Community Symposium Focuses on Skills of Perception
  • Field Center Advisory Board Profile: Larry Ceisler
  • Field Center Student Profile: Jennifer Levy

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Fall 2008 Newsletter

  • The Tipping Point of Child Welfare Systems: Decision Making, Information, and Risk Assessment
  • Field Center Awarded Second Grant from the Hite Foundation
  • Save the Date & Call for Presentations
  • One Child, Many Hands: A Multidisciplinary Conference on Child Welfare
  • In Our Opinion: Can Danieal Save the System?
  • Field Center Advisory Board Profile: Dr. Robert Sadoff
  • Field Center Student Profile: Danfeng Wang

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Spring 2008 Newsletter

  • Child Welfare Technology Initiative Takes Critical Steps
  • Identifying the Red Flags of Child Neglect to Facilitate Evidence Based Focused Responses
  • Former Faculty Director Receives Teaching Award
  • Field Center Advisory Board Profile: Lynn Hubschman
  • Field Center Staff Profile: Deena Caswell
  • Field Center Student Profile: Caroline Spillane

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Winter 2008 Newsletter

  • Psychology’s Approach to Studying Environmental Risk
  • Legislation Introduced to Reestablish a White House Conference on Children and Youth
  • Field Center Faculty Directors Receive Appointments by Mayor Nutter
  • 110th Congress Second Session: Expectations for Child Welfare Legislation
  • Profile: Cassie Statuto Bevan, EDD
  • Advisory Board Profile: Representative Mike Gerber
  • Student Profile: Andrea Maikovich, PhD Candidate

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Fall 2007 Newsletter

  • Reforming Philadelphia’s Child Welfare System: Findings of the Mayor’s Child Welfare Review Panel
  • Field Center Welcomes New Advisory Board Members
  • Child Advocacy Centers
  • Field Center Awarded Grant from North Penn Community Health Foundation
  • Increased Collaboration Needed to Address the Mental Health Needs of Youth in the Child Welfare System
  • Profile: Arthur C. Evans, PhD
  • In Our Opinion
  • Advisory Board Member Profile: Anne Marcus Weiss, MSW, LSW
  • Student Profile: Betty Kim

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Spring 2007 Newsletter

  • National Child Welfare Summit Held on Information Technology
  • Congratulations to the Documentary Film Contest Winners
  • Child Abuse Pediatrics: A New Subspecialty in Pediatric Medicine
  • In Memorium: Judge Myrna Field
  • Breakfast Symposium Addresses Changing Treatment Practices in Child Welfare
  • The “Riskiness” of Sexual Behavior Problem Girls
  • Advisory Board Member Profile: Renee Dillon Johnson
  • Field Center Student: Michelle Bensignor

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Winter 2007 Newsletter

  • Field Center Faculty Directors Appointed to Mayor’s Panel
  • Advisory Board Member Elected Speaker of the House
  • Frequent Foster Home Shuffles Worsen Child Behavior Problems: Study Highlights Need for Early Intervention to Encourage Stable Home Placements
  • Children’s Rights and Parent’s Rights: Legal Sources of the Tension in U.S. Law
  • Field Center Breakfast Symposium Sets Record Attendance
  • Advisory Board Member Profile: Elizabeth Fiebach
  • Field Center Intern Profile: Emily Goldman
  • In Our Opinion: Barriers to Keeping Children Safe

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Fall 2006 Newsletter

  • Children’s Rights
  • The Field Center partners with the Institute for Safe Families on Family Violence Initiative
  • Field Center Recipient of Hite Grant
  • Child Fatality Review Teams
  • Call for Presentations
  • The Field Center Breakfast Meeting
  • Advisory Board Member Profile: Madeline Bell
  • Field Center Intern Profile: Lisa Lee
  • Save the Date! One Child, Many Hands: A Multidisciplinary Conference on Child Welfare
  • In Our Opinion: Health Care Delayed is Justice Denied

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Spring 2006 Newsletter

  • The Child Advocacy Clinic: The Perspective of Students in Interdisciplinary Learning
  • Responding to the Needs of the Lost and Forgotten: Foster Children and Battered Women Before and After Hurricane Katrina
  • The Field Center Evaluates School-Based Program
  • Community Symposium Breaks Attendance Records
  • Advisory Board Member Profile: Nancy Glickenhaus
  • Community Associate Profile: Dr. Lisa Santos Kresnicka
  • Field Center Staff Profile: Caroline Wong, MSW

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Winter 2006 Newsletter

  • Trends in Foster Care Since the Enactment of the Adoption and Safe Families Act
  • Judge Field Retires as Philadelphia Family Court Administrative Judge
  • Collaborating Towards Reform
  • The Field Center is pleased to welcome three new members to our Advisory Board
  • Advisory Board Member Profile: Joseph Field
  • Community Associate Profile: Christine Downs, MSW
  • Field Center Executive Director Profile: Debra Schilling Wolfe, MEd
  • Editorial by Dr. Richard J. Gelles, Dean, Penn School of Social Policy & Practice
  • The Field Center Breakfast Meeting Series
  • The Making of a (Social) Action Hero: The Story of Frank Cervone, Executive Director of the Support Center for Child Advocates

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Fall 2005 Newsletter

  • Can Anything be Done to Truly Fix the American Child Protective Service System?
  • The FIeld Center Kicks Off Breakfast Meeting Series
  • Abuse Prevention, Family Privacy, and the Fourth Amendment
  • The State of Child Welfare
  • Medical Challenges in the Field of Child Protection: Making Accurate Diagnoses
  • Advisory Board Member Profile: Sonia C. Triester, MSW
  • Co-Director Profile: Carol Wilson Spigner, MSW, DSW
  • Student Intern Profile: Christy Green

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Spring 2005 Newsletter

  • Family and Professional Perceptions of Hospital Care in Cases of Childhood Injury
  • Educating Our Future Leaders: Where Are They Now?
  • Winter Breakfast Meeting Trains Clinicians on Testimony
  • The Family Court Dependency Waiting Room Project
  • Child Protective Services Training and Program Development Project
  • Advisory Board Member Profile: Maida Malone
  • Co-Director Profile: Richard Gelles, PhD
  • Student Intern Profile: Rachel Kahn
  • Student Intern Profile: Emily Brueckner

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Winter 2005 Newsletter

  • The Field Center is Recipient of Major Gift
  • ONE CHILD, MANY HANDS: A Multidisciplinary Conference on Child Welfare
  • Dependency Court Waiting Room Project Update
  • The Child Protective Services Training and Program Development Project
  • Field Center Addresses Missing Link in Child Welfare
  • Breakfast Meeting Update
  • The Client’s Voice in Child Welfare: A Multidisciplinary Response
  • Advisory Board Member Profile: Craig Snider, MBA
  • Co-Director Profile: Cindy Christian, MD
  • Student Intern Profile: Robin Mekonnen, MSW

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Fall 2004 Newsletter

  • Legislative Update
  • DHS Front End Reform Project
  • Family Court Judicial Training
  • Redesign of the Family Court Waiting Room
  • Common Myths about Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Strategic Planning
  • Three Envelopes
  • Advisory Board Member Profile: Marie Field
  • Co-Director Profile: Alan Lerner, Esq.
  • Student Intern Profile: Morgan Model

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