Kennesaw State University participates in World Day for the Prevention of Child Abuse

Georgia First Lady Sandra Deal will deliver welcome at fifth annual child welfare conference…

Georgia (Nov 15, 2011)Georgia First Lady Sandra Deal will deliver welcome at fifth annual child welfare conference

KENNESAW, Ga. (Nov. 11, 2011) — Emmy-winning Dateline NBC correspondent Chris Hansen will serve as the keynote speaker for the fifth annual “World Day for the Prevention of Child Abuse” conference co-hosted by the Department of Social Work and Human Services at Kennesaw State University and Children’s Advocacy Centers of Georgia Nov. 18. Georgia First Lady Sandra Deal will deliver the welcoming address.


Chris Hansen, Emmy-winning Dateline NBC correspondent, is the featured speaker and author of a new book, “To Catch a Predator: Protecting Your Kids from Online Enemies Already in Your Home.”  In the series “To Catch a Predator,” Hansen reports hidden camera investigations that expose adults who target children over the Internet. Renowned for his breakthrough investigative reporting, Hansen has reported dramatic hidden camera investigations that exposed more than 150 men who target young teenagers over the Internet.


“World Day for the Prevention of Child Abuse” is an enlightening summit that will bring together professionals involved in various phases of the child welfare process from investigation to prosecution. Children Advocacy Center staff, academia, law enforcement, prosecutors,child welfare experts and community leaders will share ideas, experiencesand best practices in using a multi-disciplinary team approach to improving the lives of abused children.


Friday, Nov. 18, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; First Lady Deal will give the welcoming address at 9:15 a.m. and Hansen will speak immediately afterwards.


KSU Center, 3333 Busbee Drive, Kennesaw, GA, 30144



Kennesaw State University is the third largest university in Georgia, offering more than 70 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including doctorates in education, business and nursing, and a new Ph.D. in international conflict management. A member of the 35-unit University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing population of more than 24,100 students from 142 countries. 


A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit