Orange County TRN® Responds to Cook’s Corner Shooting
Bringing Hope & Healing to Those in Need
Tragic events – from school shootings to natural disasters – are impacting communities around the world every day. Whether tragedy strikes locally, nationally or internationally, Trauma Recovery/HAP is working to restore and safeguard individual and community mental health.
While we can’t control what’s happening around the world, we can bring hope and healing through EMDR therapy to those in need.
Just one day after the terrible shooting at Cook’s Corner in the Trabuco Canyon in Orange County, California the Orange County Trauma Recovery Network® was fielding referrals and connecting individuals in need of mental health services to their network of volunteer EMDR therapists for pro-bono therapy.
Led by Coordinator Mary E. Eason, PhD, this TRN has been active since 2018 and attributes their successful response to years of behind-the-scenes preparation and community networking.
“I think one of the reasons why our TRN is so successful is because we had already been partnering with Waymakers (who manages the California Victim Compensation funding), The County of Orange Disaster Response, the Trauma Intervention Program (TIP), local law enforcement and the FBI,” shared Dr. Eason.
To date the Orange County TRN has helped more than 30 individuals impacted by the Cook’s Corner shooting, almost all of whom were on scene.
The Orange County TRN has served their community through multiple traumatic events over the last six years. “We took referrals from the Las Vegas shooting in 2017. We’ve responded to community members impacted by local fires. We had a plane crash into a neighborhood on Super Bowl Sunday in 2019, and out of that event we provided pro bono services to 45 to 50 individuals,” recounts Dr. Eason.
While members of the Orange County TRN continue to help their community find healing, there are another 60 TRNs throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada serving their own communities in the wake of disaster.
EMDR therapy can truly be life changing, offering hope and healing after a traumatic experience. As the year comes to an end, you can make a difference with a donation to Trauma Recovery/HAP. Your gift this holiday season will support programs, such as our Trauma Recovery Network, and help communities heal post disaster.
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