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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

The Impact of Domestic Abuse on Children

06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Hennepin Technical College, Cafeteria, Park in lot 4, Door J2
9000 Brooklyn Boulevard
Brooklyn Park, MN , 55445

Think Again Brooklyns presents this forum on the impact of domestic abuse on children.


  • 6:00 p.m. pizza buffet and social
  • 6:30 p.m. program

Topics and speakers

The Incalculable Toll of Childhood Trauma on Society

Mike Tikkanen, Founder, Kids At Risk Action (KARA); author, Invisible Children

Kids At Risk Action, a non-profit advocacy network focused on issues related to neglected and abused children, works to educate individuals and communities about the need to protect children's rights.

Mr. Tikkanen has been the keynote speaker at business, community, and religious organizations and has led a workshop addressing the rights of children at the United Nations in New York. He has worked with over fifty children in the County Child Protection System as a volunteer court-appointed special advocate (CASA).

Brain Development in Early Childhood and the Effects of Toxic Stress

Dr. Michael Troy, Medical Director, Behavior Health Services; Associate Medical Director, Neuroscience Program, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

Dr. Troy will share the latest research on the influence of parents and other adults on children's brain development. His clinical and academic interests include diagnosis in developmental psychopathology, therapeutic assessment, and teaching child clinical psychology in hospital and community programs.

Domesic Abuse in the African Diaspora

Samual Mwangi, Founder and Executive Director of the Global Fatherhood Foundation (GFF)

Mr. Mwangi has addressed issues which impact the African community in diaspora by hosting events on topics such as the Global Challenges Which Men Go Through, the Next Generation Youth Program, and Domestic Violence in Diaspora. He spoke last January at a civil rights forum at Hennepin Technical College on "What to Do if the Police Stop you." GFF mentors young fathers to help guide and support them with their transition to their new role as fathers.


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Sponsored by

Think Again MN

Co-sponsored by

  • Hennepin Technical College
  • Global Fatherhood Foundation
  • Kids At Risk Action
  • City of Brooklyn Park
  • Brooklyn Park, Osseo, Maple Grove, and Brooklyn Center Chapters of the MN League of Women Voters

More information

Invisible Children

Behavioral Health Services

Global Fatherhood Foundation


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