Funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development P50 HD089922
The prevention of child sexual abuse is complex and, we believe, requires the effort of multiple sectors within a community.
Check out our 2018 conference "Strengthening Child Safety and Wellbeing through Integrated Data Solutions".
In families where child maltreatment is present, biological responses to conflict may be altered in both parents and children.
Christine Heim, Child Maltreatment Solutions Network co-funded faculty member and professor of biobehavioral health at Penn State, was one of the authors of a paper listed among the 10 Most Highly Cited Papers Published in the journal Biological Psychiatry, according to Scopus(as of August 6, 2018).
Yo Jackson, associate director of the Child Maltreatment Solutions Network and professor of psychology at Penn State, recently provided testimony on strengthening prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect to the U.S. House on Civil Rights and Human Services.
The Penn State Child Maltreatment Solutions Network is seeking proposals for presentations at its 2019 conference, which will be held Sept 23-24 at the Nittany Lion Inn at University Park. The title of this year’s conference is “The Future of Foster Care: New Science on Old Problems.”
If you suspect child abuse or neglect, Call CHILDLINE at 1-800-932-0313
If a child is in immediate danger, first call 911. Then report it to CHILDLINE.
If you are a Penn State employee, volunteer, or independent contractor you must also email AD72@psu.edu communicating that a report has been made. Penn State policy requires all employees, volunteers, and independent contractors – regardless of your status as a mandated reporter – to report all instances of suspected child abuse. For more information, please refer to Policy AD72.