Trauma Recovery/HAP Newsletter
February/March  2016

This month's newsletter is a special edition covering February and March.  With the changing of the seasons, there are many exciting happenings at Trauma Recovery/HAP.  For months, we have been working to accomplish some major goals that we are very excited to share with you now.  

We are happy to announce that the updated Trauma Recovery Network Manual has gone live on our website.  It is now available to all who may be interested in or are already a member of the Trauma Recovery Network.  For more information please see the article below or click here

Over the past year we have been coordinating our efforts with representatives from Nepal and EMDR Asia.  We are delighted that our efforts will kick off in Nepal in April. The goal is to establish a network of EMDR clinicians readily available to those suffering in the aftermath of the tragic earthquake last spring, while also providing support to as many as possible while there.  The project is supported by the World Health Organization and will be funded in part by our Trauma Recovery for Nepal campaign.  For the first time in our history you will now be able to fund raise through our website.  Visit our new donation landing page hereClick here to read more about our efforts and how to donate or raise funds on behalf of our efforts in Nepal.

Last, but certainly not least we have a major addition to our training program.  Trauma Recovery/HAP will now offer Online Specialty Training developed and presented by experts in the field of EMDR Therapy.  We are very fortunate to have these experts willing to volunteer their time and share their knowledge to enhance the curriculum for the nonprofit community that we serve. In the past, our ability to do so has often been hindered by the logistics and expenses of in person training.  Now through the graces of technology, it will be possible to attend a specialty training no matter where you are or when you are available! Please click here for more info.

We are thrilled to be able to make these strides towards our mission to increase the capacity for effective treatment of psychological trauma in under-served communities anywhere in the world.  Participation and feedback is most welcome as we journey through this new territory with all of you.  Contact with any questions or comments you would like to share.  We are also accepting articles for future newsletters so if you have a story to tell, please do!

January 2016 Gaza Trip
by Janet Wright
In January, 2016, I traveled to Gaza with the Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility (WPSR), with support from Trauma Recovery, EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs, as part of a nine-day medical humanitarian trip. The Gaza Strip is one of the most densely populated areas in the world, with most of the population living in cities, towns and eight crowded refugee camps. My work in Gaza was a continuation of a long-term project with Trauma Recovery/HAP to provide EMDR therapy training to mental health clinicians in the West Bank and Gaza. Our West Bank EMDR training team, based at the East Jerusalem YMCA Rehabilitation Program (EJ YMCA RP), has tried unsuccessfully for years to obtain permission from Israel to enter Gaza to provide EMDR training to mental health clinicians there. When I was given the opportunity to go to Gaza with WPSR, the EJ YMCA RP asked me to provide an introductory protocol for treating children in groups.
We are HAPpy to Announce...
Trauma Recovery for Nepal
Launching Efforts & a Crowdfund to Support Earthquake Survivors

The 7.8 magnitude quake on April 25, 2015 that struck Nepal and the 7.3 magnitude aftershock that followed on May 12, devastated the region.  Thousands died, tens of thousands were injured and millions were displaced.  There have been extensive relief efforts focused on the immediate physical needs that were so dire.  Now as those efforts are starting to phase out and leave the region, the people of Nepal need our support.

New Online Training: Taking EMDR Therapy to the Next Level

Trauma Recovery/HAP is excited to announce a new Online Training platform.
The state of the art platform will offer multiple options for viewing. These include: Live Streaming where you can participate in the training from the comfort of your home or office; Simulated Live, where you can watch a streamed pre-recorded session & the presenter is available for Q&A; Stream to Rent, where you will have a defined time period to view the session; and Stream to Own, where you can download the session to view as many times as you like.
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New online Trauma Recovery Network Manual
A detailed on line manual for the Trauma Recovery Networks (TRN) has been launched and is now available on the Trauma Recovery/HAP website.  The TRN Manual is extensive and is divided into six primary sections:
Organizational Resources, Clinical Forms, Assessment Resources, Resourcing, Protocols and Psycho-education Materials. All of the content is in PDF form, so each section can be individually reviewed and if desired downloaded as a PDF.
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We want want our newsletter to be a place for sharing stories and knowledge.  Please submit an article or fill out the suggested questions and we will create an article for you!

Pet of the Month: 
"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened." - Anatole France 

Doogie is a Therapy Dog in-training at his owner's Beth McNally and Adam Arnold, practice, Enliven Psychotherapy. "We are both EMDR trained and passionate about its healing capabilities." Beth says.  "As a therapy dog in-training, Doogie also has amazing healing capabilities."

Send us a picture and brief description and we will feature a new pet each month! 
One set of 11 durable cards

These durable cards can be used during Phase 2. Linked with EMs they can be used to strengthen needed characteristics to overcome challenges or shift emotional states.

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