10th Annual CACGA “One Team” Conference:
The MDT Response to Child Abuse & Neglect
Please join us in beautiful Savannah, Georgia on November 3-4, 2016, for the 10th Annual CACGA “One Team” Conference: The MDT Response to Child Abuse & Neglect. Our conference will be held at the Coastal Georgia Center – 305 Fahm St. Savannah, GA 31401. We are excited to expand the conference to 2 days for the first time, incorporating our traditional medical and mental health summits into the program. The second day will break early enough to enjoy the sights and sounds and food of Savannah.
Matthew Sandusky, Founder and Executive Director of Peaceful Hearts Foundation, 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.
In addition to his advocacy work, Matthew is committed to empowering and educating children to use their voices and help protect them against abuse. He is working with other advocates to implement an in-school curriculum to empower children to use their voices as a first line of defense, along with parents and teachers.
Matthew is also an accomplished author, chronicling his years of abuse in his memoir, Undaunted: Breaking my silence to overcome the trauma of child sexual abuse, which sheds light on the truth about abuse and the healing journey that a victim goes through to become a survivor.
As an internationally recognized spokesperson, on the topic of child sexual abuse, Matthew is asked regularly to comment on breaking news. He has done a one-on-one interview with Oprah Winfrey, been featured in two documentaries, Happy Valley and Invisible Scars, and is regularly published in major newspapers across the country.
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.
Details of the 2016 “One Team” Conference:
Date: November 3 – 4, 2016
Time: Thursday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm / Friday 8:00 am – Noon
Venue: Coastal Georgia Center – 305 Fahm St. Savannah, GA 31401
Price: Early Registration $125, Regular Registration $140 (begins October 5th), Student Registration $35**
**PLEASE PRESENT STUDENT IDENTIFICATION AT CHECK IN
This activity has been submitted to Alabama State Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. Alabama State Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. For more information regarding contact hours, please call Heidi Anderson at (770) 319-6888.
*CEU, CLE & POST Credits will be offered