Trauma Recovery/HAP Newsletter
Winter 2019

Trauma Recovery, EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs (HAP) looks back on 2018 with gratitude for the accomplishments made possible by our many supporters and volunteers.  Without you, we would not have been able to cross the country and the globe to train clinicians in the highest standard of EMDR and specialty therapies. Efforts of the year just past include:
  • The rapid establishment of a Southeast Florida Trauma Recovery Network®(TRN®) group, emergency training in EMDR therapy and EMDR R-TEP/G-TEP and pro bono treatment to aid victims of the Stoneman Douglas high school shooting
  • Training efforts in Puerto Rico through a collaboration with The Coalición de Boricuas en Minnesota, for EMDR therapy, including subsidized materials, and support of an effort to initiate a local TRN® group on the island
  • A major training and outreach initiative with Catholic Charities at the Borderlands of Texas and Arizona to aid immigrant victims called the Separated Immigrant Families Initiative
  • EMDR trainings in Ukraine, Uganda and throughout the Middle East and Asia
  • North California TRN® volunteer's massive pro bono EMDR treatment efforts offered to victims and first responders of the Camp Fire, from Paradise, CA and surrounding communities
  • Training efforts and launch of a TRN® group in response to the Las Vegas Shooting
  • Pro bono treatment offered consistently to victims of violent crime in New Haven, CT through the New Haven TRN
The voices of many healed victims drives our passion for trauma healing and education, allowing us to dream and plan BIG for 2019. Among the many efforts you will hear more about in the weeks ahead are:
  • Launch of Trauma Recovery/HAP Asia
  • The Gun Violence Initiative
  • Additional international training efforts in Africa, the Middle East and Asia
  • Continued training and pro bono treatment efforts in response to disasters, such as the Camp Fire, throughout the country
Your support allows Trauma Recovery/HAP to bring the hope of healing through EMDR therapy to underserved communities throughout the world. On-going financial support allows us to:
  • Help clinicians working at nonprofits and government agencys deliver life-changing trauma healing,
  • Build our faculty of expert trainers and facilitators who travel far and wide to deliver our trainings ,
  • Create and support TRN® groups who serve their local communities in the US and around the world.
Please consider monthly giving to keep this healing flowing and empower mental health professionals worldwide. No gift is too small. Your recurring gift of $10 on the 10th of every month means communities can be prepared to respond immediately and expertly to trauma in times of crisis.  Click here to give today!

All the best,
Carol R. Martin
Executive Director
Northern California TRN® Volunteers Treat Over 300 in Camp Fire Aftermath, Cases Still Climbing  
Preparation, determination and persistence enabled the Northern California Trauma Recovery Network® (Nor-Cal TRN®) volunteers to intervene early with pro bono EMDR therapy for victims of the Camp Fire in Paradise, California.  To date 375 individuals have received treatment with many more victims and first responders inquiring about treatment.


Training Efforts in Uganda
Faculty Volunteer, Deb Silveria's Experience 
Deborah Silveria, PhD., licensed Psychologist, LMFT, felt well prepared when she arrived in Kampala, Uganda as a volunteer trainer, along with Dr. Sushma Mehrotra, for the Trauma Recovery/HAP Basic EMDR Therapy Part 2 in November of 2018. The foundation for success had been laid in the extensive planning and budgeting for the session by Carol Martin, Executive Director, Trauma Recovery, EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs (Trauma Recovery/HAP). She had also received invaluable insights and advice from fellow volunteers, Leslie Brown, MA, LPC and Janet Wright, LCSW who provided the Part 1 training in August of 2018.
 Faculty Academy 
Volunteer Acknowledgment:
Thank you to all our volunteers for everything you do to help us achieve our mission.
Below is a list of those who generously volunteered their time and expertise in July, August and September.
Karen Alter-Reid, Kate Becker, Christine Bergman, Soozi Bolte, William Brislin, Marion Brown, Andra Bruce, Christeli Brunner, Lori Cao, Janeen Cunningham, Judith Daniel, Stephanie Drieze, Kathy Eichelberger, Susan Engel, Holly Forman-Patel, Peggy Gale, Cocoy Garcia, Andrea Goldberg, Michelle Gottlieb, Leanne Harper, Reginald Harris, Rick Henault, Andrea Hendel, Laura Henson, Marcia Holland, Josie Juhasz, Amy Kahn, Robin Katzman, Paula Kentzel, Candise Leininger, Barbara Lutz, Tabatha Maiorano, Kyndel Marcroft, Maria Masciandaro, Mary Jo McHaney, Linda Mixon, Peggy Moore, Regina Morrow-Robinson, Alfredo Munoz, Katy Murray, Ted Olejnik, Sarah Osborne, John Paradiso, Hope Payson, Lori Pereira, Lynn Persson, Betsy Prince, Cheryl Rogers, Rachel Rosa, Lynda Ruf, Lisa Salvi, Jan Schaad, Kathleen Scott, Larry Shrier, Deborah Silveria, Elisabeth Slatt, Sadie Smith, Charlene Spears, Jill Strunk, Melinda Sullivan, Jorge Torres-Saenz, James Randy Webb, Crystal Wildes, Christine Wilson, Janet Wilson

Congratulations to our new Facilitators-in-Training...
Holly Forman-Patel
Elisabeth Slatt

Congratulations to our new Facilitators...
Stephen Beck
Jenny Bridges
Jennifer Cecil
Margaret Correia
Kelly Hurley
Rhonda Kildea
Neriluz Maldonado
Gray Manis
Elaine Nelson
Deborah Price
Gemma Rivera
Jorge Torres-Saenz
Frazier Wilson

In This Issue
Upcoming Trainings...
4/5 Las Vegas, NV
4/12 Nampa, ID
4/12 Westminster, CO
4/25 Chico, CA
4/26 Salt Lake City, UT
4/26 Las Vegas, NV
4/26 Hibbing, MN
4/26 Federal Way, WA
4/26 Murray, UT

* Specialty Training

Pet of the Month: 

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

This month's Pets of the Month is Jackson, brought to us by Neal DeLaurentis. He is a 5 year old Greater Swiss Mountain Dog who loves to play tug-o-war, chase squirrels, go for walks, and take long naps. He also loves to "talk" especially when the mail carrier arrives because he knows she's bringing him a biscuit.

Send us a picture and brief description to have your pet featured in an upcoming newsletter. 
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