Date(s) - 10/30/2016
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

The American Medical Association states, “A more vulnerable group does not exist than children removed from the custody of their parents and placed in foster care.” Here in Silicon Valley, in our own backyard, there are over 1600 children who have been removed from the care of their parents due to having experienced abuse and neglect. The San Jose Mercury News has published several series on the issues faced by these vulnerable children. Join us in a conversation about the challenges and successes experienced by this often overlooked population.

Karen Scussel is the Executive Director of Child Advocates of Silicon Valley. She has personally advocated for 15 foster children and supported hundreds more in their struggles to break the cycle of poverty and abuse. Prior to her work at Child Advocates, Karen worked at for 27 years at Hewlett Packard Company and Agilent Technologies.


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Presenter:       Karen Scussel

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