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  • Children and the Law

Publications and Resources

Responding to Child Sexual Abuse: Legal, Medical, and Ethical Perspectives — This event covered the issues related to: legal definition of child abuse in Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania’s mandatory reporting law; dynamics of child sexual abuse; and the ethical conflicts of interest that arise in reporting abuse. 

Look Out for Child Abuse — a repository of information regarding child abuse and neglect. The website is a collaborative effort of the Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital, Department of Humanities and the Center on Children and the Law.

Assessing the Quality of Child Advocacy in Dependency Proceedings in Pennsylvania” — a report authored by the Children's Advocacy Clinic with the Juvenile Law Center and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. The report details the lack of investment in supervision, training, and compensation of child advocates and the harm caused to children in the Commonwealth.  

Child Sexual Abuse & Exploitation — prepared by Andi Taroli M.D., Assistant Professor, Penn State Hershey College of Medicine and Director, Child Protection Team, Penn State Hershey Center for the Protection of Children.

Foster Youth Resources for Higher Education

Resources for Foster Youth Applying to College 

Scholarship Info (printable PDF)

Foster Youth Program for Current Students