Built on Penn State’s established expertise in children, youth, and families, the Network encompasses an interdisciplinary group of faculty dedicated to identifying the causes of child maltreatment and developing approaches that will promote prevention, detection, and treatment. The Network's mission is to advance child protection and well-being through research, education, and engagement.
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.