Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the Lifelong Impact of the COVID Lockdown

Mike will discuss how adverse childhood experiences, the lifelong impact of the COVID lockdown and the trauma of being stuck in toxic homes affects children, and what we can do to heal them and make life better for all of us.

Mike Tikkanen is the founder of the Minnesota-based 501c3 nonprofit organization Kids at Risk Action (KARA). KARA supports people, policies and programs that improve the lives of at-risk children. They are passionate and unapologetic advocates for the welfare of abused and neglected kids in Minnesota, the United States, and around the world.

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