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On May 22 and 23, Oaklawn will be bringing Robert Anda, MD, and Sharon Wise, MS, to the Kroc Center in South Bend. This event will strengthen our community’s understanding of the effects of developmental trauma from a clinical, public health and personal perspective.

This event, “The impact of developmental trauma: A clinical, public health and personal perspective,” will be held two consecutive days, allowing you to choose which day works best for you.

Robert Anda, MD, is a leader in understanding the long-term effects of developmental trauma on children. He played a principal role in the design of the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Study and is now a senior scientific consultant to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. His dream is to help create a trauma-informed nation.

Sharon Wise, MS, is a self-described “surviving spirit” whose life has been riddled with tragedy. Currently, Sharon travels nationally and abroad sharing her personal story of strength and hope. She consults with federal and private organizations, the Women’s Trade Mission in England and most recently with International Peers in Amsterdam and Germany. Sharon hopes that through her story, communities will understand the importance of their work and those with mental illness.

For specific event information, costs, and itinerary, click on the date that you would like to attend.

Thursday, May 22
Friday, May 23