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SAFE-T Center awarded grant to expand training, establish workforce advancement
Jul 29, 2021

Sexual assault victims have better outcomes when they receive specialized care, yet there is a shortage of trained sexual-assault nurses across the country, especially in rural areas.

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Penn State Fostering Lions Program guides foster care youth through postsecondary education
Jul 7, 2021

Penn State’s Fostering Lions Program, which operates through the Child Maltreatment Solutions Network, provides support for foster youth in postsecondary education.

Child Maltreatment Solutions Network at Penn State
Making Meaning of Cumulative Child Welfare System Involvement
Jul 6, 2021

The researcher analyzed a new study by Putnam-Hornstein et al., which estimates cumulative incidence rates for child welfare system (CWS) involvement.

Child Maltreatment Solutions Network at Penn State
A changing history: When is it a red flag for child abuse?
Jun 28, 2021

Researchers sought to measure the impact of changing caregiver histories on expert assessments of abuse likelihood.

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Congrats to the CM T32 postdocs!
Jun 28, 2021

Littleton and Shipe accepted to the National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect Summer Research Institute

Child Maltreatment Solutions Network at Penn State
Assembling a cohort for in-depth, longitudinal assessments of the biological embedding of child maltreatment: Methods, complexities, and lessons learned
Jun 22, 2021

Researchers outlined the methods of the Child Health Study (CHS), a large, state-wide longitudinal cohort of recently maltreated and non-maltreated youth aged 8–13 who will be assessed every 2 years.

Child Maltreatment Solutions Network at Penn State
The intergenerational interplay of adversity on salivary inflammation in young children and caregivers
Jun 22, 2021

Researchers tested child and caregiver adversity and their associations with an inflammatory composite and CRP in 93 preschool-age children and their caregivers.

Child Maltreatment Solutions Network at Penn State
Child Maltreatment and Substance Use in Emerging Adulthood: Internalizing and Externalizing Behaviors at the Transition to Adolescence as Indirect Pathways
Jun 21, 2021

Researchers helped address the gap between child maltreatment and the increased likelihood of substance use.

Child Maltreatment Solutions Network at Penn State
Foster Care, Permanency, and Risk of Prison Entry
Jun 7, 2021

Researchers examined associations of foster care exit type with risk of entry into state prison.

Child Maltreatment Solutions Network at Penn State
Experiences With COVID-19 Stressors and Parents’ Use of Neglectful, Harsh, and Positive Parenting Practices in the Northeastern United States
Jun 7, 2021

Researchers aimed to estimate household exposure to COVID-19 related stress and the association with parent report of neglectful, harsh and positive discipline practices.

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