The Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) is up for reauthorization and legislators across the aisle seek to amend and strengthen the law in this process. The Child Maltreatment Solutions Network responded to Congress' needs for scientific information about strategies to prevent maltreatment before it occurs by co-organizing a congressional briefing event and creating a written brief. Read more here.
How to report Child Maltreatment
If you suspect child abuse or neglect, CALL CHILDLINE 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.
New NIH Capstone Center
Penn State has been selected by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to establish the nation's first Center for Healthy Children. The award of $7.7 million will support the center as a national resource for child maltreatment research and training. Read more here.
CPC is Hiring Lead Clinical Psychiatric Specialist
The Center for the Protection of Children (CPC) at the Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital is seeking candidates for an experienced clinician to work in the Stine Foundation Transforming the Lives of Children (TLC) Research and Treatment Center. The successful candidate will be expected to provide clinical services, as well as perform program evaluations, coordinate educational activities, liaison with outside agencies, facilitate research activities in conjunction with the CPC’s research coordinator, provide consultation to other clinicians, and assume clinical decision-making responsibilities when the Director is not available.
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