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Penn State Holding Third Annual Child Protection Conference

by on May 05, 2014 6:00 AM

Penn State is set to hold its third annual conference on child protection and well-being, which kicks off Monday and concludes Tuesday.

Focusing on family dynamics, speakers will address family processes underlying child maltreatment, intergenerational transmission of maltreatment, evidence-based interventions with maltreated children and their families, and future directions in child maltreatment prevention.

Penn State President Rodney Erickson will give the opening remarks.

The conference will be held at the Nittany Lion Inn. For more information, click HERE.

The conference series continues Penn State's Network on Child Protection and Well-Being, which consists of researchers and practitioners dedicated to combating child maltreatment through research, education and engagement.

The university's extensive child abuse prevention initiatives and research stem from the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal.

Sandusky, a former Penn State football coach, is now a convicted pedophile related to 10 boys he abused. Some of the abuse occurred on Penn State's campus. He is serving a 30 to 60 year state prison sentence.

Meanwhile, three former Penn State administrators face criminal charges related to an alleged cover-up of the crimes.

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