Trauma Recovery/HAP Newsletter
November/December 2019
Hello ,
The Trauma Recovery, EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs community of volunteers - whether educators, or clinicians providing treatment, enters this holiday season of giving united in the belief that trauma can be healed! Whether you serve through education, advocacy, crisis intervention or giving, the Board and staff are grateful for your unfailing generosity.  Your donations - time, talent and financial support, bring relief to those suffering the effects of trauma locally and in developing countries. We must press on with the urgent work of recovery and hope we can count on your continued support - mind, body and spirit.
Thank you from all of us at Trauma Recovery,
EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs
In this issue, learn about the on-going life changing work at a Wisconsin hospital, an update on Puerto Rico, and the passion of faculty and Trauma Recovery trained clinicians network-wide:
  • Agnesian HealthCare - client results lead agency to EMDR training of staff,
  • Puerto Rico Update - Treatment outcomes, innovation and new research partnership following Hurricane Maria relief training efforts,
  • Our Annual Appeal - the healing work your support enabled throughout the year to the victims of the many, many crises. The need to increase the number of EMDR and related therapy-trained professionals escalates as war, terrorism, violence and disasters sew chaos worldwide.
All the best,
Carol R. Martin
Executive Director
Client Results Lead to Agency EMDR Training
When Beth Rogers-Doll, Ph.D., executive director of Agnesian Behavioral HealthCare, saw stunning client success with EMDR therapy in her practice, Doll & Associates, she knew she had to share this therapy with her colleagues.  Originally trained in EMDR in 1999, she had not really used EMDR until retraining with Trauma Recovery, EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs in 2012. 
Following retraining, she proactively applied EMDR and saw dramatic progress in client healing. She knew many more needed help in her Fond du Lac, Wisconsin community, and began searching for a means to bring EMDR training to Agnesian HealthCare.

Update: Trauma Recovery, EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs in Puerto Rico
In 2018, Trauma Recovery, EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs responded to rising suicides and related trauma suffering in Puerto Rico (PR) following Hurricane Maria with EMDR Basic I and II trainings.  Working with Vanessa Cintrón, M.A., the Puerto Rican Coalition in Minnesota, and the Association of Social Workers, the first trainings were held in June and August 2018, at the Interamerican University in San Juan, with 44 participants including counselors, social workers and psychologists.

Together We Have Healed Trauma
Bessel Vander Kolk said, "hurt people, hurt people".  Our mission is to help clinicians heal hurt people with EMDR therapy.  Throughout 2019, Trauma Recovery, EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs (HAP) has worked with many of you in numerous training sessions and TRN®s pro bono relief efforts to heal trauma's victims, and stop the cycle of hurting.  Trainers, facilitators, consultants and clinicians have met in trainings across the United States and the globe to train in EMDR therapy and relieve trauma suffering. Together we have increased worldwide capacity to treat trauma, built community resilience and helped victims recover.

 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 donated their time and expertise
during the months of September, October, November, and December.

George Abbott
Lou Ann Baylock
Stephen Beck
Kate Becker
Judith Berger
Christine Bergman
Jenny Bridges
William Brislin
Leslie Brown
Andra Bruce
Christeli Brunner
Lori Cao
Jennifer Cecil
Lloyd Cloud
Stacy Eggsware
Kathy Eichelberger
Susan Engel
Joan Freeman
Cocoy Garcia
Patty Giffin
Deborah Goodwin
Richard Greete
Leanne Harper
Reginald Harris
Laura Henson
Marcia Holland
Kyle Hood
Kelly Hurley
Erin Hwasta
Duane Isabella
Jennifer Jones

Josie Juhasz
Amy Kahn
Rebecca Kase
Cheryl Kenn
Rhonda Kildea
Marjorie Lamphear
Lisa LaRosa-Salvi
Candise Leininger
Jennifer Lendl
Jason Linder
Debra Littrell
Barbara Lutz
Neriluz Maldonado
Gray Manis
Kyndel Marcroft
Susan Marcus
Priscilla Marquis
Maria Masciandaro
Mary Jo McHaney
Reginald McRae
Kathleen Miller
Peggy Moore
Alfredo Munoz
Joset Munro
Tara Murphy
Desiree Murray
Katy Murray
Elaine Nelson
Kelly O'Horo
Mark Odland
Elaine Ortman

Linda Ouellette
Carla Parola
Hope Payson
Lori Pereira
Alexandria Polles
Merrill Powers
Jarilen Preston
Deborah Price
Gemma Rivera
Cheryl Rogers
Rachel Rosa
Julie Rosen
Rebecca Rosenblum
Cherilyn Rowland Petrie
Dorinna Ruh
Julia Russomanno
Jan Schaad
Kathleen Scott
David Sherwood
Elaine Soto
Kelly Stevenson
Jill Strunk
Bernadette Talia
Laurie Tetreault
Rosalie Thomas
Jorge Torres-Saenz
Timothy Vermillion
James Randy Webb
Crystal Wildes
Frazier Wilson
Janet Wilson

Congratulations to our new facilitators...

Jenny Bridges
Jennifer Cecil
Kelly Hurley
Erin Hwasta
Rhonda Kildea
Gray Manis

Kathleen Miller
Carla Parola
Deborah Price
Gemma Rivera
Frazier Wilson

Welcome to our new facilitators in training...

Sarah Anderson
Jennifer Duke
Fabiola Eckleberry
JoAnn Koester

Rhonda Russ
Monica Starr
Kelly Stevenson

In This Issue
Upcoming Trainings...
1/10 Orange, CA
1/10 Hamden, CT
1/10 Providence, RI
1/17 West Valley City, UT
1/17 Midland, TX
1/17 Woodbridge, VA
1/18 Virginia Beach, VA
1/24 Bend, OR
1/24 Spokane, WA
1/24 Las Vegas, NV

Pet of the Month: 

"A true friend leaves paw prints on your heart" - Unknown

"Moses is a 13 year old domestic short haired cat. Moses came to our house in February 2018, after the death of his owner, my dad. Moses may have been   traumatized by witnessing the death of dad and remaining with him until it was discovered three days later.  When I went to find Moses at the house, he came out as soon as he heard my voice and sat in my lap in the car for the hour ride ride to my house.  Moses has attached himself to me ever since.  The first few weeks Moses had night terrors and would wake up howling. Now the terrors have stopped. We laugh that Moses is part dog, as he follows me around the house and is very friendly to visitors.  He is always at the back door when I come home from work each night. Moses drools when he purrs, and he purrs alot, so you often get a facial when he goes to bed at night. We can't imagine life without Moses at this point. We have another cat and a dog, Moses gets along with just fine. I think both of us are glad to have found each other. " 
- Chris Drosdick

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Kids/Teens Kit
A handy carry bag containing a toolkit for working with children and teens. 
Contents include: a set of laminated tools (two Feelings Cards, a Thermometer to mark intensity of feelings, SUDs and VOC scales); a Dissociation Chart; kids/teens cognition flash cards; animal resource cards; finger puppets; hiding/invisible glasses and a red marker.

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