This event is a collaboration of Child’s World America and The Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research.


Kids and Politics in the Year of Disruption

Outlook for Children’s Policy under the New Administration

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Featured Speaker:

Bruce Lesley
President, First Focus

Bruce Lesley is the President of First Focus, a nonpartisan advocacy organization dedicated to making children and families the priority in federal policy and budget decisions. With more than 25 years of public policy experience, Mr. Lesley has worked on health care, education, human services, and immigration issues in several different capacities on Capitol Hill, and on health and human services policy on county and state levels of government.

Following the presentation, Carla Robinson, Editor-in-Chief of Child World NEWS, will discuss implications for the local community with the presenter and Donna Cooper, Executive Director, Public Citizens for Children and Youth (PCCY).


Time: 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM, breakfast and sign-in begin at 8:00 AM

Location: University of Pennsylvania Law School – Fitts Auditorium. 3501 Sansom Street, Philadelphia


Continuing Education Credits: This program has been approved for two (2.0) CEUs for Social Workers. CEU credits are available for $25. Please indicate this option during registration, please bring a check in the amount of $25 made payable to The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania.


Registration deadline for this symposium is January 27, 2017


About The Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research

Every child deserves to feel safe.field-center

The Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research brings together experts in child welfare to dream big and impact the lives of abused and neglected children through our progressive, interdisciplinary approach. We are child-centered, forward thinking, and committed to improvement.

Our leaders include some of the nation’s foremost experts in child welfare—visionary faculty, staff, students and fellows from the University of Pennsylvania’s renowned Schools of Social Policy & Practice, Law, Medicine and Nursing, and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Together, these leaders collaborate on reforming the systems that are responsible for protecting children.

We are the only university-based child welfare center in the nation that integrates the work and knowledge across these disciplines to remedy the ills of child maltreatment and to bring about systematic change, protect children, save lives and impact generation after generation.


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