Planners seek questions for next week's Child Sexual Abuse Conference

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Organizers of Penn State’s first national conference on the topic of child sexual abuse are seeking questions in advance from attendees and online viewers tuning in for live-streamed sessions.

“Child Sexual Abuse Conference: Traumatic Impact, Prevention and Intervention,” will be held Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 29-30, at The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel. The sold-out conference features sessions by several nationally recognized experts in child abuse prevention and treatment as well as personal accounts of impact and recovery from survivors Sugar Ray Leonard and Elizabeth Smart. The full conference schedule, including several sessions slated for live-streaming, is at

Prior to the conference, a free community forum titled "Moving Forward: A Public Conversation on Surviving Child Sexual Abuse," will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, at Eisenhower Auditorium on Penn State's University Park campus. Three adult survivors and a child sexual abuse expert will speak. The free event requires tickets for admission; ticket information, panelist bios and further event details are at

Conference attendees and members of the public are encouraged to submit questions in advance for speakers at the conference, as well as for panelists at the Sunday night community forum, to Please include only one question per email, noting the specific topic or speaker to which the question should be addressed, and using the subject line "Question for Sunday forum" or "Question for CSA conference." Questions also may be submitted through Twitter to @JusticePSU.

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Last Updated October 23, 2012