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Listen to the entire interview on our Ask the Experts Podcast.

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Jennie Noll, PhD, Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
Director of the Child Maltreatment Solutions Network
Principal Investigator of NICHD P50 Capstone Center for Healthy Children

In this episode, Dennis Scanlon speaks with Jennie Noll to learn how the the Child Maltreatment Solutions Network and the Center for Healthy Children are using research to lead the effort in addressing the complex issues of child maltreatment.

Dr. Noll discusses her child advocacy centers - The Child Maltreatment Solutions Network and The Center for Healthy Children and explains the prevalence and types of child maltreatment today in the United States.

12.5%
of children in the United States will be the victim of child abuse before turning 18.

Dr. Noll discusses prevention strategies for child maltreatment and the need for raising awareness of these issues with community providers and public policy leaders.


 

Dr. Noll explains child maltreatment and advocacy educational opportunities and experiences for students at Penn State University.

 

Jennie Noll headshot
Some recent cost estimates show that the economic burden placed by child abuse and neglect in this country is roughly $124 billion in lifetime economic public costs… We’re talking about an epidemic here, a public health issue that’s not routinely put in the context of other public health issues.
Jennie Noll, PhD, Director, Child Maltreatment Solutions Network

Dr. Noll talks more about how The Child Maltreatment Solutions Network is the first national center for child maltreatment and also discusses the importance in understanding the need for research to address the complex problems of child maltreatment.

Jennie Noll
Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
Director, Child Maltreatment Solutions Network
Principal Investigator NICHD P50 Capstone Center for Healthy Children


 

 

 

How to Report Child Maltreatment

If you suspect child abuse or neglect, Call CHILDLINE at 1-800-932-0313

If a child is in immediate danger, first call 911. Then report it to CHILDLINE.

If you are a Penn State employee, volunteer, or independent contractor you must also email AD72@psu.edu communicating that a report has been made. Penn State policy requires all employees, volunteers, and independent contractors – regardless of your status as a mandated reporter – to report all instances of suspected child abuse. For more information, please refer to Policy AD72.