Trauma Recovery/HAP Newsletter
May/June 2017

As we look back on the year that has passed since the horrific Pulse Nightclub Shooting in Orlando, FL, I commend the Greater Orlando Trauma Recovery Network (TRN) for their diligence and hard work in their community's time of need.  Th eir successful efforts will prove incredibly valuable not only to their community and those who are suffering from trauma, but also as an exemplar to the national TRN membership throughout the country.  The many shootings that have occurred since, even just this past week, highlight the need for organized TRN groups and the aid they can provide not only through recovery efforts post disaster, but through building local awareness for mental health preparedness efforts pre disaster.

We hope to provide even more follow up information regarding Orlando's work and lessons learned during the EMDRIA Conference in Seattle, WA from August 24-27th.  Additionally, we look forward to hearing about the efforts of our many other active TRN groups and our faculty volunteers!  This conference allows our organization the rare opportunity to meet with our volunteers and donors who are located all over the country.  Trauma Recovery/HAP will be holding its Annual Fundraising Dance on Saturday 8/26 and will have an exhibitor booth.  At the booth you will be able to meet our staff and get up-to-date information about our organization.  We hope to see you there!

All the best,
Carol R. Martin
Executive Director

Orlando, FL One Year Later...
One year ago, the world was shook by the Orlando, FL Pulse nightclub shooting, when 49 people lost their lives . It is natural to assume that mental health professionals trained in EMDR therapy can be key to the recovery. While this is true, sometimes it is a challenge to link these vital recovery services to the community, especially in times of disaster.

Inaugural EMDR Humanitarian Hero Awards
I early May of this year, we honored the contributions of two local supporters of EMDR therapy .  The event was our first annual Humanitarian Hero Awards and the recipients were Anthony Campbell, New Haven, CT, Chief of Police, and Colette Anderson, Executive Director of the Connecticut Women's Consortium. Both of these recipients have  expanded the acceptance and use of EMDR therapy in Connecticut; and they have helped expand the community of those healed after a trauma.  

New Online Training!
The I-Gaze Interweave for Attachment Repair in EMDR Therapy 
Presented by Barry Litt, LMFT

This workshop is presented by Barry Litt, LMFT. The I-Gaze interweave is used in conjunction with the standard protocol to facilitate attachment repair during phase four. This workshop will describe two models for phase three assessment and two interweaves for use in phase four, when the standard protocol is not effective.

 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 the past two months.
George Abbott, Lou Ann Baylock, Christine Bergman, William Brislin, Leslie Brown, Judy Cabeceiras, Lloyd Cloud, Brad Croyle, Judith Daniel, Nezhat Edalatian, Stacy Eggsware, Kathy Eichelberger, Rachel Erwin, Donna Fleming, Cocoy Garcia, Ann Gildersleeve, Michelle Gottlieb, Ryan Grant, Leanne Harper, Pennisue Hignell, Kyle Hood, Michael Keller, Cheryl Kenn, Jennifer Lendl, Rajani Levis, Barbara Lutz, Priscilla Marquis, Claire Mauer, Julie Miller, April Minjarez-Estenson, Peggy Moore, Alfredo Munoz, Richard Murphy, Kelly O'Horo, David Ogren, Ted Olejnik, Linda Ouellette, John Paradiso, Hope Payson, Lori Pereira, Alexis Polles, Anastasia Pollock, Sandra Poupeney, Merrill Powers, Betsy Prince, Donna Raposa, Sheri Rezak-Irons, Cherilyn Rowland Petrie, Jan Schaad, Kathleen Scott, Herminia Shea-Martinez, Deborah Silveria, Bernadette Talia, Laraine Tanzer, Joanne Twombly, James Randy Webb, Cindy White, Rebecca Wilson, Monica Wisco

Welcome to our new  Facilitators-in-Training...

Brad Croyle
Stacy Eggsware
Veronika Gold
Richard Greete
Paula Krentzel
Candise Leininger
Susan Stevenson Moore
Laraine Tanzer
Timothy Vermillion

Congratulations to our new Facilitators...

            Andra Bruce
            Donna Fleming
            Monica Wisco
            Alfredo Munoz
            Linda Ouelette

In This Issue
Upcoming Trainings...
Pet of the Month: 

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

This month's Pet of the Month is Chloe, brought to you by our friend Lorna Sura.   Chloe, a 6-year old tubby tabby, arrived at her forever home on October 9th, 2016. A most verbal kitty, she enjoys the sunny spots in her home, playing soccer down the hall with her jingle balls, and when the weather turns frosty, chasing snowflakes down the window. She keeps her parents amused round the clock.
Send us a picture and brief description to have your pet featured in an upcoming newsletter. 
Check out our updated Annual Report webpage!
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