Trauma Recovery/HAP Newsletter
June 2015

It is with a heavy heart that our thoughts and condolences go out to all those in the aftermath of the senseless shooting at the Emanuel AME church in Charleston, South Carolina.    

As a trauma focused organization that advocates for mental health, our hope is that the work we do can contribute in some way by preparing clinicians to help alleviate suffering after traumatic events such as this.     

In Memory of Sandra Wilson, Ph.D
Trauma Recovery, EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs wants to recognize and honor her life and work.   We also want to express our gratitude for her key role in the formation of this organization.

In response to the Oklahoma City Bombing in 1995, Sandra spearheaded the creation of a free EMDR therapy clinic.  She also served as the Project Director for six months.  This project, that involved over 1000 people, led to the creation of EMDR-HAP.  The EMDR Free Clinic ha
For more information on Sandra Wilson, Ph.D and her memorial please click here.
d 289 volunteers, trained over 500 therapists and treated 250 clients all pro bono. 

Sandra with her husband, Dr. Robert Tinker, created the Spencer Curtis Foundation in loving memory of two of their grandchildren.  It was their foundation that sponsored the amazing efforts in Oklahoma City that eventually led to our organization's birth.  It is because of the generosity, caring and commitment of Sandra Wilson and her family that Trauma Recovery/HAP is able to celebrate it's 20th Anniversary this year.
Nepal Update

"I know from our helpers and partners in Nepal and from our students, that many are traumatized, panic-stricken and still in shock. Many schools are closed because of damage. But in 2 or 3 weeks school will begin again. EMDR would be such a wonderful way to help everyone. I'm so grateful that Trauma Recovery is interested in bringing EMDR therapy to Nepal."  


So wrote Heike Kunze, Director of Kinderhilfe Nepal e.V. in an e-mail to Carol Martin, Executive Director of Trauma Recovery shortly after the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that devastated Nepal. 


In This Issue
Visit our Resource Center!
6 DVD Set w/ CEUs

Kids/Teens Kit

Annual HAP Fundraising Dance at EMDRIA Conference
This year's band is...

Saturday, August 29th
9:30pm - Midnight
Tickets will be available at our booth and as you enter the EMDRIA Awards Dinner!
 Pet of the Month!
"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened."
- Anatole France

Meet Stella our Pet of the Month for June!  She is a 15 year old Yorkshire Terrier, weighs almost 5 pounds and has an extremely laid back, easy going personality.  She travels to the office every day with her mom (and our Board Vice President), Susan Shrier.  Stella has yet to meet a co-worker she doesn't like!

Send us a picture and brief description and we will feature a new pet each month!

We are HAPpy to Introduce...
Our Feature Volunteer for the Month:
Janet Wright, LCSW
Janet received her Masters of Social Work from Colorado State University and has since worked in many settings, including child welfare, community mental health, public schools, inpatient and outpatient chemical dependency treatment and private mental health clinics. Janet was the recipient of the NASW Social Worker of the Year Award in 2011 and the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012. Janet embodies the Trauma Recovery/HAP mission to increase the capacity for effective treatment of psychological trauma in under-served communities anywhere in the world. In the last 3 years Janet was part of 14 Trauma Recovery/HAP Basic Training Workshops.
PTSD Awareness
June is PT SD Awareness Month and June 27th will be PTSD Awareness Day.  Join us in sharing knowledge and information this month and beyond to better educate those who are unaware of the longstanding effects of untreated PTSD.

No matter how much you know about PTSD, there is always more to learn - new research, treatment methods, and educational resources for your patients. Visit the National Center for PTSD website for information tailored to mental health professionals.

Trauma Recovery/HAP | 203-288-4450 |
2911 Dixwell Avenue
Suite 201
Hamden, CT 06518