OUR MISSION: We are committed to strengthening and supporting Ohio communities in the face of a disaster or other emergency in our community by offering Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR Therapy), an empirically supported treatment for post-traumatic stress.
Our highly skilled team of volunteer EMDR therapists will provide services at no charge for up to six sessions to identified affected members or first responders in our area.
Every year across the U.S., community emergencies strike localities and whole regions, with attendant property damage, injury and loss of life. Among the serious harm resulting from these events is psychological trauma, affecting both survivors and the emergency responders who come to their aid.
Since 1995, at the time of a terrorist bombing in Oklahoma City, Trauma Recovery, EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs has brought mental health clinicians with evidence-based therapy to the scene of disasters, providing pro bono care to thousands.
The Trauma Recovery Network (TRN) grew out of this tradition and now helps hundreds of skilled therapist/volunteers to serve communities affected by disasters through a comprehensive program of preparation, mitigation, rescue and response. The TRN is sponsored and coordinated at the national level by Trauma Recovery/HAP.
The key partners in the project are the growing number of local/regional Trauma Recovery Network Associations or Chapters staffed by volunteers who prepare themselves and their communities to restore and safeguard psychological well-being in the event of a disaster.
The Buckeye Trauma Response Network was formed in 2019 by two local clinicians because of their belief that an organized response by the EMDR community would be essential in the face of a disaster or other emergency in our community.