Former NHL player to tell story of overcoming childhood sexual abuse

September 27, 2013

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Former NHL player and international child advocate Sheldon Kennedy will speak on "Tragedy to Triumph: Overcoming Child Sexual Abuse and Leading Social Change" at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10 in The Living Center, 110 Henderson Building.

The Penn State Justice Center for Research and The Penn State Network on Child Protection & Well-Being is organizing the event, which will be followed by a panel discussion featuring child maltreatment experts:

-- Jennie Noll, professor, human development and family studies (HDFS) and director of research and education in the Network on Child Protection & Well-Being
-- Teresa Smith, Northeast Region Children's Advocacy Centers outreach and training coordinator
-- Pamela McCloskey, licensed psychologist and child forensic interviewer
-- John Soubik, HDFS alumnus and former child welfare investigator

A dessert reception will follow the program.

For more information, contact the Justice Center for Research at 814-867-3292 or


Last Updated September 30, 2013