Trauma Recovery/HAP Newsletter
Jul - Sep 2018

This summer Trauma Recovery/Humanitarian Assistance Programs joined with our concerned volunteers and other mental health professionals to formulate a sustainable process to aid the traumatized children and families separated and detained by the United States' Zero Tolerance immigration policy implemented in April 2018.  
The outgrowth of these meetings has been intense collaboration and partnership with Trauma Recovery Network (TRN) volunteers and local humanitarian assistance groups to:
  • Through Trauma Recovery/HAP training, increase capacity for EMDR treatment along the southern US border and in the other states holding child detainees
  • organize pro bono EMDR therapy for those afflicted by the family separations where we are able to gain access to provide treatment.
Working with Peggy Moore, LISW, Dee Blinka, LCSW, ACSW, BCD and Fabiola Ekleberry, LPC-S, NCC, Trauma Recovery/HAP has arranged low-cost trainings in Texas during November and January.   In addition, we have launched a campaign to enlist existing TRN volunteers to provide EMDR therapy pro bono to treat detainees. Through collaboration with the US Office of Catholic Bishops and the US attorneys managing the detainees' asylum cases, we hope to obtain access to detainees for EMDR treatment very soon.
In the coming weeks, we encourage all our EMDR trained clinicians to support the Separated Immigrant Family Initiative. If not already a volunteer, join a TRN or become a TRN volunteer at large, learn more about the suffering and volunteer your services in pro bono trauma treatment to the children and families suffering the psychological trauma of perilous immigration, separation and US detention.    

All the best,
Carol R. Martin
Executive Director
Trauma Recovery and Resilience for Separated Immigrant Families in the Borderlands
Trauma recovery and resilience has been building at the Texas  border for years.   In 2008-2009, long time mental health clinician Fabiola Ekleberry, LPC-S, NCC recognized a desperate need for informed trauma treatment in the El Paso community.  El Paso is home to Fort Bliss, the largest installation of US Army Forces Command, and a short walk across the Rio Grande from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, a drug cartel battleground at the time.  In the mid-2000s, need for PSTD and trauma treatment was intense for thousands of returning soldiers, citizens and immigrant workers caught in the crossfire of the brutal gang war.  The trauma and treatment need has escalated exponentially at the Border, with immigrant family-child separations, and detentions resulting from the United States new Zero Tolerance immigration policy.

Greater New Haven TRN Present s at New Haven Police
Roll Call Meetings
Six members of the Greater New Haven Trauma Recovery Network (TRN) presented this spring to hundreds of New Haven police officers, at their daily roll call meetings, prior to starting their patrol shifts.   The Greater New Haven TRN has been in operation for two years.  It receives referrals directly from the New Haven Police Department to work with crime victims.  Officer Jillian Knox is the Victim's Advocate for the New Haven Police Department.  She works closely with the Greater New Haven TRN to refer victims for pro bono EMDR therapy sessions offered by the volunteers. 
Community Collaboration Bring ing EMDR Therapy Training to Charleston
Shortly after mental health consultant Sarah Cherry arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 2015, she searched for ways to connect with her new community personally and professionally. As a combat trauma-trained clinician, and wife of an active duty officer, she had many trauma treatment options in her therapy toolbox, including Prolonged Exposure Therapy, Cognitive Progressing Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.   Having heard about the success stories with EMDR therapy treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PSTD), she wanted to be trained and meet fellow clinicians in the process.
2018 Trauma Recovery/HAP Raffle 
Raffle tickets will be available at our booth during the 2018 EMDRIA Conference held Oct 4-7 in Atlanta, GA.  Click here to see the most current list of raffle prize donations.  We are so thankful to all who have contributed prizes to our raffle this year!

Cynthia Kong and Gerald Puk
Arnold (AJ) Popky
Carla Natalucci-Hall
Carol Forgash and Hank Glaser
Carolyn McNally
Cindy Jones, Bi-Tapp
Dana Cardwell
HeartMath LLC
Jean Rossner
Jim Knipe
Judy Cabeceiras
Julie Garrett
Jonna Fries
Lisa Sager
Mark Odland
Mentor Books
NeuroTek Technologies
Robbie Dunton
Ryan Famanila
Shirley Jean Schmidt
 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.
Lou Ann Baylock, Christine Bergman, Tracey Bergman, Soozi Bolte, William Brislin, Leslie Brown, Marion Brown, Jenna Burton, Lori Cao, Lloyd Cloud, Janeen Cunningham, Kathy Eichelberger, Rachel Erwin, Donna Fleming, Jonna Fries, Laurie Furman, Mel Gardner, Brian Gong, Deborah Goodwin, Michelle Gottlieb, Ryan Grant, Richard Greete, Leanne Harper, Reginald Harris, Roxann Hassett, Andrea Hendel, Laura Henson, Erin Hwasta, Josie Juhasz, Amy Kahn, Keunho Keefe, Cheryl Kenn, Candise Leininger, Barbara Lutz, Tabatha Maiorano, Kyndel Marcroft, Priscilla Marquis, Maria Masciandaro, Claire Mauer, Mary Jo McHaney, Reginald McRae, Julie Miller, April Minjarez-Estenson, Linda Mixon, Alfredo Munoz, Katy Murray, David Ogren, Ted Olejnik, Sarah Osborne, Linda Ouellette, John Paradiso, Susan Parke, Carla Parola, Lori Pereira, Betsy Prince, Connie Pyburn, Cherilyn Rowland Petrie, Dorinna Ruh, Julia Russomanno, Jan Schaad, Herminia Shea-Martinez, Deborah Silveria, Elisabeth Slatt, Sadie Smith, Elaine Soto, Jill Strunk, Melinda Sullivan, Bernadette Talia, Rosalie Thomas, Timothy Vermillion, James Randy Webb, Christine Wilson, Elizabeth Wilson, Janet Wilson, Monica Wisco, Beverly Wright, Janet Wright
Welcome to our new  Facilitators-in-Training...

Jenna Burton
Reginald Harris
Marcia Holland
Erin Hwasta
Kyndel Marcroft
Sarah Osborne
Crystal Wildes
Congratulations to our new Facilitators...

Marion Brown
Jonna Fries
Mel Gardner
Richard Greete
Sadie Smith
Timothy Vermillion

In This Issue

$5 OFF UNTIL 10/1/18
Trauma Recovery/HAP Fundraising Dance
October 5, 2018
Morton's The Steakhouse
Atlanta, GA
During the 2018 EMDRIA Conference

Upcoming Trainings...

* Specialty Training


Presented by Sherri Paulson M.Ed.,LCSW.  The emphasis of this workshop is to provide a step-by-step description of how to use EMDR with individuals on the autism spectrum while adhering to the original eight-phase EMDR standard protocol.

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 Julius, brought to us by team member Anna Steel.   Julius is a hunter who loves to play outside. When hes not catching mice hes lounging out with his girlfriend Sookie. He loves getting his treats.

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

SUDs/VoC Scale

This laminated visual aid includes a Subjective Units of Disturbance (SUDs) and Validity of Cognition (VoC) scale in one handy place. The reverse side features a list of sample Negative and Positive cognitions for easy reference.

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