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Author of Book About Murdered Child's Legacy to Speak at Gateway

Holly Schlaack, author and child  advocate, will speak Tuesday,at the Center for Technology, Innovation and Enterprise at the Urban Metro Campus of Gateway Community and Technical College (516 Madison Ave. in Covington).

Schlaack is the author of Invisible Kids: Marcus Feisel’s Legacy. Eight years ago, Marcus Fiesel dominated our region’s nightly news as the details of his short life and terrible death at the hands of his foster parents emerged.

She’s devoted her career to abused children, starting as a children’s services caseworker and continuing as a nationally known speaker training a variety of audiences on topics related to infants and toddlers in foster care. Between those points, as a Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) she represented the best interests of abused and neglected children in juvenile court, created and managed an award-winning child advocacy program, and co-founded the Southwest Chapter of the Ohio Association for Infant Mental Health. In her latest endeavor she founded Invisible Kids Project, a non-profit dedicated to building a community of helpers to improve the lives of foster kids.

Following her presentation, Holly will be available to sell and sign books.

-Staff report

Photo: Marcus Feisel

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