Accomplishing our Mission

The process is three-fold:

  1. Develop and establish an organized and prepared statewide network of EMDR clinicians who are ready to respond to a natural or manmade disaster, and assist those affected with 6-12 sessions of pro bono Early EMDR Intervention treatment.
  3. Provide training and development of network clinicians in state-of-the-art emergency response and Early EMDR Interventions that are being used successfully in the field all over the world.
  5. Develop liaisons with first responder organizations and emergency response teams and educate the disaster response community about the benefits of utilizing Early EMDR Interventions. Learn how, together, we can improve mental health services and provide best practice treatment to those that are victims of trauma.

What is a Trauma Network?

Trauma Recovery Networks (TRNs) are national, permanent, expandable networks of volunteer EMDR clinicians who are ready to respond, pro-bono with quality intervention.


Building a trained, organized and permanent network now will mean that in the future disaster network clinicians will be in place knowing what to do and when to do it, especially in the recovery phase of a disaster when the natural resiliency has served most people and those remaining with stress symptoms need something stronger than debriefing or extended talk therapy.


And Early EMDR Intervention works...


"EMDR assists survivors in the immediate aftermath of violent trauma by breaking through the walls of denial, shock, grief and anger. It is ideal for those who have been unable to forget past traumatic life events, as it allows for a rapid processing of even deeply rooted memories, giving individuals back control of their lives and their emotions. "Dusty Bowencamp, American Red Cross

Additional Resources

EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Program
EMDR Network