Funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development P50 HD089922
We are dedicated to educating the public. Learn about the Child Maltreatment and Advocacy Studies Minor, the Fostering Lions Program, and Research.
The prevention of child sexual abuse is complex and, we believe, requires the effort of multiple sectors within a community.
The effort will help enhance access to high-quality care in traditionally underserved communities
Researchers examined whether epigenetic age acceleration, a stress-sensitive biomarker derived from DNA methylation, explains variation in PTSD diagnostic status subsequent to child maltreatment.
Researchers investigated the association between childhood maltreatment and salivary C-reactive protein
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.