Trauma Recovery /HAP Responds To Las Vegas, Florida, Texas & Puerto Rico      

You Can Make A Difference

Trauma Recovery/HAP is mobilizing resources to actively respond to both community environmental disasters and mass violence events.

Las Vegas, NV. – we are providing a reduced cost Part I EMDR Training at Community Counseling Center, February 23 – 25th, 2018.

On Monday, February 26th we will provide a one-day specialty training, at reduced cost at University Medical Center in Las Vegas. “Using the EMDR Recent Event Protocol with Homicide Survivors and Victims of Other Violent Crimes” will be offered to support local EMDR practitioners and help launch the Greater Las Vegas Trauma Recovery Network (TRN).

On Tuesday, February 27th, members of the Greater Las Vegas TRN, will provide pro bono EMDR therapy for first responders, who have been referred from the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada.

Marathon, Fl. – Located in the Florida Keys, the Marathon Fire Station will host a Part I EMDR Training, for local clinicians who want to help residents recover from the devastation of hurricane Irma.  This training is also offered at a reduced cost and the hope is that it will prove the “seeds to help grow” a local Trauma Recovery Network in the community, which will be able to provide pro bono EMDR services to survivors.

West Palm Beach, FL. – March 2nd and 3rd, Trauma Recovery/HAP will be providing a reduced cost EMDR R-TEP and G-TEP training as a response to Hurricane Irma.

El Paso, TX. – February 24th and 25th, Trauma Recovery/HAP will be providing reduced cost EMDR R-TEP and G-TEP training in response to community violence, via the Far West Texas EMDRIA Regional Network.

Houston, TX – the Houston Area TRN, with support from the Heart of Texas TRN, has been established to work with survivors from Hurricane Harvey.

Puerto Rico – We have made initial contact with several groups providing disaster relief in Puerto Rico.  When the local environmental situation has stabilized enough, we will explore sending a training team and offer EMDR Part I in Puerto Rico.


Please make a contribution to the Francine Shapiro Disaster Relief Fund to support and extend these vital training events and services.


Thanks to all those who have already helped!

The Heart of Texas, Trauma Recovery Network (TRN) Needs Your Help!

Hurricane Harvey has severely affected all Texans and the nation.

Currently, the Heart of Texas TRN is accepting all Texas Trauma Recovery/HAP volunteers into the Heart of Texas TRN who wish to do so.

In order to select Heart of Texas as your local TRN, you must first be signed up as a Trauma Recovery/HAP Volunteer.

This is how you sign up:

  1. At select “Create A Volunteer Account” under the Volunteer tab (or click here)
  2. Fill out each section with the requested information
  3. At the bottom of each section, click “Save and Continue”
  4. When you complete the final page look for: “Trauma Recovery Network (TRN) Information – If you wish to volunteer for the Trauma Recovery Network (TRN) You May Apply Here
  5. Click on “Apply Here”
  6. Click the checkbox to confirm your eligibility and then proceed to confirm the information we have on file is correct on each following page
  7. The last page will contain a dropdown list of TRN associations to join – Click on “The Heart of Texas TRN”

This will make you a member.  *If you have already signed up as a volunteer, but are not a TRN member log in to your account and follow steps 4-7.

More ways to help:

We know that so many of you want to contribute to these efforts!    Right now, we encourage you to make a donation of any amount to the Francine Shapiro Fund for Disaster Recovery by clicking here or visiting our donation page and clicking on the Francine Shapiro Fund image. This will make additional funds available to support Trauma Recovery/HAP efforts in Texas and in other Communities impacted by a natural or man-made disaster.

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!