Community trauma: A blueprint for support and treatment for trauma recovery network (TRN) responders from the Newtown, CT tragedySummary sheet:  Community trauma: A blueprint for support and treatment for trauma recovery network (TRN) responders from the Newtown, CT tragedy (Luber)

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A devastating fire in Stamford, Connecticut, on Christmas morning 2011 shook our town and took lives of three young children and their grandparents. We soon learned that the community has no organize mental health responders in place to help the first responders after the rescue and recovery efforts. Because it was Christmas Day, agencies were not receiving or responding to emergency calls. Phone calls to some of our EMDR colleagues began to unfold, inviting us to be a presence at a debriefing at the firehouse that week. The fire department was devastated after the horrific fire, beginning with being woken up on Christmas morning to a call that involved children in harm's way. This marked the beginning of the formation of our Stamford Trauma Recovery Network (TRN). Six of our EMDR colleagues treated some of the firemen pro bono as our newly formed team, coordinated by Michael Crouch, LCSW, and myself, met to discuss mission, membership, and structure. We collaborated with HAP for assistance in shaping goals and began to network with the local fire and police departments, offering them traumatology workshops and education about EMDR treatment. Placing mental health clinicians, including our own TRN members, at the top of the list of our definition of "First Responders" was an outgrowth of my involvement in other HAP projects.

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English

Author(s)

Karen Alter-Reid

Original Work Citation

Alter-Reid, K. (2015). Community trauma: A blueprint for support and treatment for trauma recovery network (TRN) responders from the Newtown, CT tragedy. In M. Luber's (Ed.), EMDR for Clinician Self-Care: Models, Scripted Protocols, and Summary Sheets for Mental Health Interventions (pp. 9-19). New York: NY: Springer Publishing Co

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“Community trauma: A blueprint for support and treatment for trauma recovery network (TRN) responders from the Newtown, CT tragedySummary sheet:  Community trauma: A blueprint for support and treatment for trauma recovery network (TRN) responders from the Newtown, CT tragedy (Luber),” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed August 2, 2021, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/23500.

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