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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.

Posted April 09, 2014 by Alicia.Sisk in News

You might say Dr. Robert Anda wrote the book on adverse childhood experiences. Anda is a Co-Principal Investigator of the decades-long Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study, a landmark research project that shows the correlation between traumatic experiences in childhood and a variety of public health concerns.

Posted April 09, 2014 by Alicia.Sisk in News

Jeannette Walls enjoyed the success of being a well-known New York gossip columnist living on Park Avenue. But as a child, she dug through trash looking for food. What happened during the years in between is an amazing story of hope and resilience after being raised by parents who simultaneously loved and neglected Walls and her siblings.


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