The Center’s primary mission is to develop, assimilate, and disseminate knowledge and best practices that will contribute to reducing and ending violence against children and the effects of that violence across the life cycle and on the workforce. The Center’s dissemination of evidence-based knowledge extends to organizations, systems of protection and care, as well as individual provider level interventions. The Center’s research and dissemination activities will contribute to the understanding of child victimization and its effects across the life cycle. What’s more, the Center informs federal, state and regional policies in regard to child maltreatment and trauma effects across the life cycle.
This translational research center combines clinical practice, research, and training on child and family violence. The center completes a translational research agenda by: (1) using clinical practice with children and families experiencing violence to generate research questions regarding assessment and interventions to improve safety and health/mental health; (2) conducting funded research with children and family members experiencing violence and related problems; (3) disseminating research to clinical and social service practice communities; (4) disseminating findings to the broader scientific community; and (5) consulting, advising, and collaborating with federal and state agencies and policy makers.