From Our Family to Yours…





We wish you a happy and peaceful Thanksgiving.

Our warmest wishes to you and yours for a joyous Thanksgiving and holiday season. We are thankful for your support and participation in the Trauma Recovery/HAP community. Because of your involvement, thousands of people around the globe will experience again the comfort and joy that a traumatic experience had taken away. The work we all do is important, but it wouldn’t be possible without you.

Thank you.

Paper Tigers Screening Near You!

“Stressed brains can’t learn.”

That was the nugget of neuroscience that Jim Sporleder, principal of a high school riddled with violence, drugs and truancy, took away from an educational conference in 2010. Three years later, the number of fights at Lincoln Alternative High School had gone down by 75% and the graduation rate had increased five‐fold.

Paper Tigers is the story of how one school made such dramatic progress. Following six students over the course of a school year, we see Lincoln’s staff try a new approach to discipline: one based on understanding and treatment rather than judgment and suspension. Using a combination of verite and revealing diary cam footage, Paper Tigers is a testament to what the latest developmental science is showing: that just one caring adult can help break the cycle of adversity in a young person’s life.

CT Screening of Paper Tigers:

October 28, 2015

6:30 PM

Shubert Theatre New Haven, CT

Admission is free but registration is required. Visit for details and to register.

Note: Mature content. Not suitable for all audiences. Discretion is advised.

For those located outside of CT please visit for showings near you!



It was great seeing everyone at this year’s EMDRIA Conference in Philadelphia and we look forward to next year in Minneapolis!

THANK YOU to our Raffle Prize Donors:

Michael Corkery, Neurotek Corp;  Robbie Dunton, EMDR Institute;  Linda Ely;  Peter Kingan, PhD;  Cynthia Kong and Gerald Puk;  Carol Martin;  Carolyn McNally;  Joni Panelli, HeartMath;  AJ Popky;  Springer Publishing


CONGRATULATIONS to our Raffle Winners:

Susan Arland; Wilma Bass; Anne Giel; Barbara Hensley; Kim Johnson; Ken Kernagis; Barbara Korzun; Robert Manrique; Amoree Lanaha; Janice Lowe; Mary Ellen Safford; Alex Silberstein; Zona Scheiner; Halusia Witkowski; Cheri Yadon; Jamie Zabucovec


Last, but not least:  THANK YOU to all Raffle Participants for donating to our organization!!

Alex Silberstein; Allison Bennett; Amoree Lanaha; Anne Giel; Aurora Casta; Barbara Korzun; Barbara Hensley; Betsy Prince; Billie Orenbach; Bob McKenney; Brenda Mirly; Bruna Maccarrone; Carman Klassen; Carol Farthing; Cheri Yadon; Christine Schlottman; Darlene Forester; David Eliscu; Deb Silveria; Debbra Haven; Diane A; Diba; George Abbott; Gina Colelli; Halasia Witkowski; Irene Seigel; Jamie Zabukovec; Jan S; Jane Hart; Janice Lowe; Jennifer Daniels; Jessica Hagan; Joset Munro; Julie Redmond; Keith; Ken Kernagis; Kim Johnson; Mark Nickerson; Martine Got; Mary Snieker; Mary Ellen Safford; Mary G; Mary Jo Smrekar; Mary Masaandaro; Mary Plonka; Mary Smrekar; Maudie Ritchie; Michael Crouch; Michael Peck; Michelle Browning; Minta Pont; Nazneen Mercham; Patti Levin; Patti Lyerly; Patty Henry-Schneider; Peggy Gale; R Irving; Renee Krieger; Richard Gibson; Robert Manrique;   Rosanne Baatz; Sheile Devlin; Stephanie Hawotte; Susan Arland; Susan Aruano; Suzanne Borstein; Syd Taylor; Verena Salvi; Vicky Cole; Warren Faber; Wilma Bass; Zona Scheiner; Zun


Visit our booth at the 2015 EMDRIA Conference in Philadelphia!

Conference_logo Trauma Recovery/HAP will once again attend the annual EMDRIA Conference.  If you will be in attendance please visit us at our booth!  We will have information for prospective and current volunteers, meet and greets with our Directors, raffle and dance tickets, products from our resource center, a donor Honor Wall and much more!

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We also invite you to join us at our Annual Fundraising Dance at the conference on Saturday, August 29th.  It will follow immediately after the EMDRIA Awards Dinner and tickets will also be available right outside of the entrance.  This year’s band will be the very talented: Lima Bean Riot.  Check them out and we hope to see you on the dance floor!

HAPpy 4th of July!


 Wishing you a happy and healthy 4th from all of us at Trauma Recovery, EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs!

PTSD Awareness Month: June 2015

June is PTSD Awareness Month!  Those of us who provide treatment,

such as EMDR therapy, to those suffering from trauma know

the devastating effects it can have on a person’s life when left

untreated.  Join us in sharing knowledge and educating others

this month to help spread PTSD awareness.





Recent Traumatic Episode Protocol (R-TEP): Training to be held in Temple, TX

A note for those interested from our Heart of Texas Trauma Recovery Network Chapter:

Josie Juhasz, a Trauma Recovery/HAP trainer from Oregon, will be at BSWH Temple Memorial Hospital in Temple, TX Saturday July 25, 2015 8:30-4:30 to provide training.

R-TEP training costs:

  • TRN members: $125.00
  • Non TRN members: $150.00
  • CEU/EMDRIA credits will be $10.00

We welcome all those who wish become members of the Heart of Texas TRN! Join us and receive the TRN discount by following these steps:

FIRST if you are not already a Trauma Recovery/HAP Volunteer, please sign up and select the Heart of Texas TRN as your TRN chapter then receive a discount on the training!  If you are already signed up as a volunteer, but not a Heart of Texas TRN member sign up here.

SECOND you will contact  Kristin Bowers or Maxine Trent to receive the discount code that you will use when you sign up for the training here.

For more information on the Trauma Recovery Network Chapters click here.

There is limited seating at the training so please sign up as soon as possible, the registration closing date will be Saturday July 4th, we hope to see you there!



Thank You to Our Dedicated Volunteers!

Happy National Volunteer Week!  Trauma Recovery, EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs would not be able to exist if it were not for our loyal, hardworking volunteers.  We thank you for sharing your time, skills and experience in all you do to help those suffering in underserved communities.  We honor you not only during this week, but year round for all of the meaningful work you do!



In time for the holidays!

EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs Inc