Keynote Speaker For This Year's
Giving Voice- EmpowerSurvivors 2017 Conference
November 11, 2017 in Stillwater,MN
|Survivor, Advocate, Author, and Founder of The Healing Hearts Foundation|
- CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE SURVIVOR
- MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER AND AUTHOR
- FOUNDER OF PEACEFUL HEARTS FOUNDATION
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.
|Montana's Sweetheart Tara Walker Lyons!|
Survivor, Advocate, And Author of Tara's Law, And Speaker
Tara will be on hand to discuss her rise from victim, to survivor , to thriver!