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Paper Tigers Event Reveals Success with At-Risk Youth

Pensacola, Fla. (March 15, 2017) – Lakeview Center Children's Services is partnering with numerous local agencies to host a second showing of “Paper Tigers,” a compelling, award-winning documentary that shows how one school improved outcomes for at-risk youth by adopting a Trauma-Informed Care approach. The community is invited to attend the free event.

• Lakeview Center Therapeutic Activity Center (TAC), 110 West Lakeview Avenue, Rooms A&B
• Tuesday, April 4, from 1 to 4 p.m.
• Register at (includes directions)

The movie, originally shown in the Northwest Florida community in 2016, follows six troubled teens for a year who attend Lincoln Alternative High School in Walla Walla, Washington. The school specializes in educating traumatized youth and was once considered to be a last chance for students before dropping out. Trauma-Informed Care turned their lives around.

Scientists have learned that exposure to chronic and adverse stress alters brain and can leave a traumatized child in a fruitless search for comfort and escape through self-destructive behaviors. The “Paper Tigers” story shows how this one community found success, and their model can be replicated in the Northwest Florida community and in communities across the nation.

For more information contact Edna Williams, director of Lakeview Center Children’s Services, at 850.432.1222. A registration link also is available on

An affiliate of Baptist Health Care, Lakeview Center Inc. is a network of behavioral health, vocational and child protective services. These services address a broad spectrum of human needs, reflecting a longstanding commitment to helping people overcome life's challenges.

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