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A Chance in the World

16 Sep 2020
3:00 pm

A Chance in the World

Description

Taken from his mother at age three, Steve Klakowicz lives a terrifying existence. Caught in the clutches of a cruel foster family and subjected to constant abuse, Steve finds his only refuge in a box of books given to him by a kind stranger. In these books, he discovers new worlds he can only imagine and begins to hope that one day he might have a different life–that one day he will find his true home. Armed with just a single clue, he sets on a nearly impossible journey only to find nothing is what it seems.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the trauma-inducing effects of foster care a child who spent over 16 years in the foster care system

  • Better understand the lifelong impact of advocacy

  • Identify the intersection between race and social work through the eyes of someone who grew up in the system