Center for Safe and Healthy Children
When children are safe, their likelihood for optimal development is significantly increased. The stress of early-life trauma and adversity can impact myriad physical, mental, behavioral, and emotional health throughout development. The Center for Safe and Healthy Children is a key national resource for supporting and growing cutting-edge research focused on creating safe environments and mitigating the effects of early-life stress [including child abuse, racism, gender discrimination, family violence, family separation and extreme poverty] on wellbeing over the life-course.
The center promotes safe and healthy environments for all children through innovative research, high quality training, and evidence-informed policymaking.
Research at the center aims to heal the harms of extreme stress or trauma during childhood and to prevent childhood sexual abuse
The center is working to create the next generation of scholars in child maltreatment science via a T32 grant from NICHD and other programs
Learn more about or reach out to our team of researchers, trainees, and staff.