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Biological responses to conflict differ in maltreated children

Feb 13, 2019

In families where child maltreatment is present, biological responses to conflict may be altered in both parents and children.


Heim makes top list in Biological Psychiatry

Jan 11, 2019

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).


Penn State represented at Congressional briefing addressing child maltreatment

Apr 10, 2019

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.


Child Maltreatment Solutions Network seeking conference presentation proposals

Mar 21, 2019

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.”

Strengthening Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect


Our own Yo Jackson recently provided testimony to the U.S. House Committee on Education and Labor.

Watch her testimony on Youtube

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How to Report Child Maltreatment


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.

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