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Posted June 26, 2014 by Alicia.Sisk in Stories

Childhood trauma is passed from one generation to the next — and we can help stop it by building trauma-informed communities. That was the message from Dr. Robert Anda, a leading researcher of childhood trauma, during a professional event hosted by Oaklawn in May.

Posted June 20, 2014 by Alicia.Sisk in Stories

Oaklawn’s 15th Annual Spring Spectacular raised more than $75,000 to help the organization provide mental health and addictions services in St. Joseph and Elkhart counties.

Jeannette Walls, author of the New York Times best-selling memoir “The Glass Castle,” spoke to more than 1,000 people at Lerner Theatre in Elkhart and encouraged them to share their stories.

Posted May 28, 2014 by kari.tarman in News

People come to Oaklawn for many reasons. Addiction, depression, anxiety or anger are just a few. But there’s something almost everyone has in common: As many as 95 percent of the people who enter our doors for treatment have experienced at least one trauma, and many have experienced multiple traumas.


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