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Penn State to take more measures on child abuse prevention

By: WJAC Web Staff

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- In the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal, Penn State University is to take on more measures to prevent child abuse.

The school established a multi-million dollar program for child abuse prevention utilizing international experts and abuse victims at conferences to talk about the difficult subject.

Girls whove been abused as children are more likely to become teenage mothers, said Penn State professor of Human Development Susan McHale. In adulthood abuse as children more are likely to be substance abusers.

Penn State is to hold a forum next week to discuss child protection in a new facility at Penn State Hershey Medical Center.

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Edgar Snyder

Washington Times