Amy J.L. Baker is the director of research at the New York Foundling Fontana Center for Child Protection.


Dr. Baker is the author or co-author of 8 books including Child Welfare Research Methods (2009, Columbia University Press) and over 100 publications on a variety of topics related to children, families, child welfare, and child maltreatment. She is a co-author of the recently revised APSAC definition and practice guidelines on psychological maltreatment. She has provided training to legal and mental health professionals around the country on psychological maltreatment and related topics.


Amy holds a Ph.D. in developmental psychology from Teachers College of Columbia University and a B.S. in Psychology from Barnard College.


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