Penn State to host “Child Sexual Abuse Conference: Traumatic Impact, Prevention and Intervention”

Penn State is gathering some of the nation’s top experts in child sexual abuse and child trauma research, prevention and treatment for a public forum on this global issue. “The Penn-State football field for Pedophiles Don't Discriminate postChild Sexual Abuse Conference: Traumatic Impact, Prevention and Intervention” will take place on Oct. 29-30 at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel on the University Park campus.

“Over nine percent of children were victims of sexual abuse in 2010, according to the latest national survey, and this doesn’t take into account severe under-reporting of this crime. Research shows that child sexual abuse affects children of all ages, both genders, and all ethnicities and socioeconomic backgrounds. No group of children is exempt. Nonetheless, it remains an issue that we find difficult to talk about,” said Kate Staley, a researcher at the Penn State Justice Center for Research, a co-organizer of the event. “This conference will bring together compelling speakers who are experts in child sexual abuse and who know how to translate their knowledge for the general public. We believe this event will raise awareness of this national problem and teach all of us how to better protect our children.”

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