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Dr. Francine Shapiro, Founder

Founder’s Month – Celebrating Dr. Francine Shapiro

Dr. Francine Shapiro founded Trauma Recovery, EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs more than 25 years ago with the vision to bring hope and healing to those suffering the effects of emotional trauma through EMDR therapy. Her vision continues to guide the work of Trauma Recovery/HAP to this day. Each June during Founder’s Month, we take time to celebrate...

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Celebrating National Volunteer Week

Each year, Trauma Recovery, EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs (Trauma Recovery/HAP) joins the nationwide celebration of volunteers during National Volunteer Week, a time to recognize the valuable contributions volunteers make in their communities and with the organizations they serve. This year’s celebration takes place the week of April 17-23,...

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Trauma Healing for Students Fleeing Ukraine

We are proud to highlight the efforts of Trauma Recovery/HAP Board Member, Dr. Sushma Mehrotra and her colleagues at EMDR India to help Indian students returning from Ukraine access trauma treatment. As many international students studying in Ukraine were forced to flee the conflict, there is concern for their mental health now that they are home...

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Concern and Support for Ukraine

As an organization dedicated to healing the effects of psychological trauma, we are deeply saddened and concerned by the events unfolding in Ukraine. We understand all too well the severe psychological impacts of war and the lasting traumatization the Ukrainian people, the families, and children, are facing. Over the years, Trauma Recovery, EMDR...

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Volunteer Opportunity: Afghan Humanitarian Crisis Counseling

We have an exciting international humanitarian crisis counseling initiative to share with you. Trauma Recovery/HAP was invited by a coalition of volunteers from multiple organizations, including Amwell and Afghan Medical Professional Association of America (AMPAA), to help find clinicians to provide free telehealth crisis counseling to Afghan refugees...

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No Surprises Act – What You Need to Know

The No Surprises Act aims to increase price transparency and reduce the likelihood that clients receive a “surprise” medical bill by requiring that providers inform clients of an expected charge for a service before the service is provided. Beginning January 1, 2022, all healthcare providers and facilities operating under the scope of a state-issued...

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2021 Volunteer Recognition Night

Volunteer Recognition Night – August 25, 2021

On Wednesday, August 25th, 2021 Trauma Recovery/HAP hosted a virtual Volunteer Recognition Night to celebrate and honor our incredible volunteer community. We began the evening with guest presenter Natalie Keng, owner and founder of Chinese Southern Belle. Natalie gave a wonderfully engaging presentation about “Stir Fried America” which...

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Photo of monthly donors Carol Forgash and Hank Glaser.

Monthly Giving Program – Why Carol and Hank Give Monthly

Dear Colleagues and Friends, We want to share an approach to donating to Trauma Recovery/HAP that may be new to you. We are longtime Trauma Recovery/HAP supporters and monthly donors. We want to encourage you to make a regular monthly donation too. Here’s why. The idea is a simple one that is beneficial to the donors, and the organization.  It’s...

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Trauma Recovery/HAP Expands Our Team

Sally Parmelee – Advancement Officer Meet Sally Parmelee, a non-profit development and communications professional, and Trauma Recovery/HAP’s new Advancement Officer. Sally joins our small, but mighty staff with roughly 9 years’ experience working in the non-profit field. Before joining Trauma Recovery/HAP, she was part of the Development team at...

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Photo of Founder Francine Shapiro with text Remembering our Founder, Francine Shapiro 1984 to 2019

June Declared Founder’s Month

Remembering Francine Shapiro As June marks two years since Francine Shapiro’s passing, we reflect on the many roles she embodied; teacher, mentor, author, visionary, philanthropist and a true inspiration for us all. When Francine founded Trauma Recovery/HAP more than 25 years ago, she had a vision; a vision to bring hope and healing to those...

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