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THE 26th ANNUAL
CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION
Conference and Luncheon

Featuring Keynote Speaker and Child Abuse Survivor: Matthew Sandusky

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

University of North Florida
Adam W. Herbert Conference Center

**Conference details and registration information: Coming Soon**

Matthew Sandusky

About Our Keynote Speaker

Matthew Sandusky recently spoke at the 2018 National Exchange Club’s annual conference in Reno, NV to an audience of over 600 after learning of the organization's commitment to child abuse prevention since 1979 through their evidence-based Parent Aide program. For more on our speaker, please see his bio below.

MATTHEW SANDUSKY

Founder and Executive Director of Peaceful Hearts Foundation, Matthew Sandusky was a victim of childhood sexual abuse from the age of 8 to 17 at the hands of his adopted father, Jerry Sandusky. Matthew is working to turn his traumatic personal experience into a mechanism to prevent childhood sexual abuse and help other survivors heal.

Through his work with Peaceful Hearts, Matthew, raises awareness around child sexual abuse in local communities, supports the life-saving work of children's advocacy and sexual assault treatment centers, and advocates for legislative changes. Matthew works with researchers, clinicians, the media, politicians, social workers, and child protection professionals to raise awareness and improve the quality and availability of services to survivors nationwide.

Matthew attended Penn State University, studying Business. He along with his wife and children currently reside in State College, PA. Through his work with Peaceful Hearts Foundation, Matthew Sandusky has moved from victim to survivor of child sexual abuse.


 

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