Friday May 23, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM EDT
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Kroc Center 
900 Western Avenue
South Bend, IN 46601

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Kari Tarman 
574-533-1234, ext. 1166 

The impact of developmental trauma: A clinical, public health and personal perspective 

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 childhood trauma from a clinical and personal perspective.

The event will be 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 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.

Daily schedule

8:00-8:30: Registration

8:30-10:15: Overview of ACE study and related concepts, Robert Anda. MD,

10:15-10:30: Break

10:30-11:30: ACEs and the application of concepts, Robert Anda. MD,

11:30-12:30: Panel discussion

12:30-1:30: Catered lunch

1:30-3:00: Personal perspective of trauma, Sharon Wise, MS,

3:00-3:15: Break

3:15-4:30: Personal perspective of trauma, Sharon Wise, MS,


7.0 CEUs will be available

Cost: $65

Thank you to the Elkhart County Community Foundation for their support in making this event possible.