Since the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal rocked the community in 2011, an extreme heightened awareness of sexual crimes against children and efforts focusing on prevention have been pronounced in Centre County.
The Centre County faith community is continuing that dialogue starting next week, when a series of World Cafe-style forums kicks off to discuss the issue.
The forums, which are free and open to all community members, will focus on developing strategies for taking action against child sexual abuse, according to a news release from event organizers.
The facilitator for the events is Marilyn Anderson, a World Cafe Process trainer and educator from Sarasota, Fla. Childcare is available at some of the locations.
Several churches in the area have agreed to host the community cafes, which are:
To RSVP, log onto www.tinyurl.com/communitycafe or email Emily DeVivo at email@example.com or call 814-692-9815.