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.
Undergraduate Research Assistantship Application
Meet the Faculty
We are in the process of hiring at least 12 new faculty members who will transform our capacity in basic and translational multidisciplinary research.
Significant areas of research include: human development, bio-behavioral health, public policy, criminology, psychology, medicine, education, nursing, human services, and prevention science.
Learn more on the Network Faculty page.