The CYFC announces a targeted Level 2 funding program designed to support Penn State interdisciplinary faculty teams for social and behavioral science research on child maltreatment. This special initiative is designed to support research projects with research questions targeted at child maltreatment, a well-conceived theoretical basis, an interdisciplinary team of Penn State faculty collaborators, and the potential to gain external funding. The SSRI/CYFC Steering Committee and relevant college Associate Deans will review these Level 2 proposals. A decision on funding is typically made 4-6 weeks from date of submission.
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The Children’s Advocacy Center of Centre County is located in Bellefonte, PA and serves the children and families within its community. It is a child-focused center that facilitates a “compassionate, multidisciplinary approach to the prevention, identification, and treatment of child abuse.”
Child Maltreatment 2013 is the 24th edition of the annual report on childhood abuse and neglect data collected by the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System. This report is based on federal fiscal year 2013 data submitted by 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
The Keep Kids Safe PA website hosts a wealth of information on Pennsylvania definitions, laws, guidelines, and processes that pertain to child maltreatment. There is also information on identifying and reporting suspected child abuse and neglect.
The Section on Child Maltreatment is the only permanent organization within the American Psychological Association dedicated to addressing issues related to child abuse and neglect. Section members receive newsletters on policy issues and new innovations in the field. Other opportunities include networking with colleagues, curriculum guides on education and training, professional development/leaderships workshops, and awards for outstanding contributions in teaching, research, and practice. To join, visit www.apa.org/divapp.