Friday, August 31st, 2012
While the magnitude of the Penn State scandal has been recognized by many (including this author), it is important to also understand how the university is taking positive steps to be proactive with respect to supporting efforts aimed at prevention of child trauma. With that in mind, it is worth noting that the university will be hosting a conference in State College, PA, on October 29-30, 2012, which will convene a variety of experts to discuss research, prevention, and treatment.
Notably, this conference will feature discussions with two very prominent individuals who have suffered sexual abuse as children: Elizabeth Smart and Sugar Ray Leonard. It will also bring expertise from academia to inform on current issues with respect to prevention and treatment.
For those in the area who might be interested in attending, information on registration (and more details about the conference) can be found here.
Research supporting child development – including prevention and treatment studies – have long been a tradition at Penn State. This conference will not only bring together experts but also remind us of the very real contributions that Penn State faculty have made (and continue to make) in support of children, including those who have suffered trauma.