ABOUT THE POLICY CENTER
Mission & History
About the Center for Child Policy
Why do we need the Center for Child Policy?
We translate the best available research findings into useable resources that promote best practices in all professions involved with child maltreatment.
All professionals working with children and families involved in child maltreatment need access to quality information, based on the best available data, that they can translate into useable solutions to solve their most critical practice issues.
The Center for Child Policy will help professionals working in all child maltreatment-related fields to access, translate, and to implement the best available research into effective practice.
Aside from writing and distributing informational white papers or policy papers on critical issues, the work will be targeted to help people in the field apply the information to best advantage their practice and the children and families they serve.
Some envisioned activities include:
About The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children
Founded in 1987, the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) is a nonprofit, national organization that is focused on meeting the needs of professionals engaged in all aspects of services for maltreated children and their families. APSAC produces and disseminates state-of-the-art professional practice materials geared toward helping child maltreatment professionals provide the best possible services for the children and families that they serve.
APSAC is strongly committed to:
To improve society’s response to the abuse and neglect of its children by promoting effective interdisciplinary approaches to identification, intervention, treatment and prevention of child maltreatment.
As a multidisciplinary group of professions, APSAC achieves its mission in a number of ways, most notably through expert training and educational activities, policy leadership and collaboration, and consultation that emphasizes theoretically sound, evidence-based principles.
About The New York Foundling
Founded by the Sisters of Charity in 1869 as a home for abandoned children, The Foundling today offers an expansive array of services for underserved children, families, and adults with developmental disabilities. Whether it’s an abused child in need of a foster home, a young mother who lacks the skills to care for her child, or a young person lost in the juvenile justice system, The Foundling provides the resources necessary to rebuild lives and rebuild families.
The New York Foundling, in the tradition of openness and compassion of its sponsors, The Sisters of Charity, helps children, youth and adults in need through efforts that strengthen families and communities and support each individual in reaching his or her potential.
American Professional Society
on the Abuse of Children
The New York Foundling
APSAC Center for Child Policy
1706 E. Broad St.
Columbus, OH, 43202
590 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10011
American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children | APSAC Center for Child Policy | 2017