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Stillwater Critical Thinking Club

TOPIC:  Children At Risk

6 million children are reported to child protection in the U.S. each year impacting schools, health, crime, prisons and the livability of our communities.

Breaking this cycle of child abuse and declining quality of life throughout the nation is directly related to how communities address services that make it possible for children to cope with their peers in school and go on to lead meaningful lives.

SPEAKER: KIDS AT RISK ACTION (KARA) spokesman Mike Tikkanen founded KARA in 1996  will inform us about a national problem: Abused and neglected children. Mike identifies the problems children, schools, and neighborhoods face daily because of poor public policy and the dysfunction created by well-meaning people and institutions.  His presentation will clarify how American institutions are creating what they were designed to stop and how we can make things better.

Past presentations include the United Nations, Women’s Prison Warden Conference, DFL Education Foundation, Business Professional Women’s organization & CASA.

KARA, Kids At Risk Action posts its weekly updates, book & audiobooks, along with  online conversations on its website www.invisiblechildren.org

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