Southeast Florida TRN

The Southeast Florida Trauma Recovery Network (TRN) serves Palm Beach and Broward Counties and surrounding areas and is comprised of volunteer clinicians who are licensed in the state of Florida and who have been specially trained to treat recent trauma with EMDR therapy.  We are responsible for providing training, community education, and crisis intervention, and were initially formed to address the needs of the community following the shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL.

Mission: To serve those children and adults who have suffered trauma from a natural or man-made disastrous event.

Model: We will provide, pro bono, up to five 90-minute sessions to individuals using early EMDR intervention protocols and, if appropriate, the full eight-phase protocol.

 

*Please note, our focus now is limited to providing free EMDR trauma therapy to those individuals directly impacted by the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Common Reactions to Traumatic Stress

According to the National Center for PTSD, reactions to a trauma may include:

  • Feeling hopeless about the future
  • Feeling detached or unconcerned about others
  • Having trouble concentrating or making decisions
  • Feeling jumpy and getting startled easily at sudden noises
  • Feeling on guard and constantly alert
  • Having disturbing dreams and memories or flashbacks
  • Having work or school problems

You may also experience more physical reactions such as:

  • Stomach upset and trouble eating
  • Trouble sleeping and feeling very tired
  • Pounding heart, rapid breathing, feeling edgy
  • Sweating
  • Severe headache if thinking about the event
  • Failure to engage in exercise, diet, safe sex, regular health care
  • Excess smoking, alcohol, drugs, food
  • Having your ongoing medical problems get worse

You many have more emotional troubles such as:

  • Feeling nervous, helpless, fearful, sad
  • Feeling shocked, numb, and not able to feel love or joy
  • Avoiding people, places, and things related to the event
  • Being irritable or having outbursts of anger
  • Becoming easily upset or agitated
  • Blaming yourself or having negative views of oneself or the world
  • Distrust of others, getting into conflicts, being over-controlling
  • Being withdrawn, feeling rejected, or abandoned
  • Loss of intimacy or feeling detached

Please visit our Resources page for more information on trauma symptoms and ways to respond.

Need help with your trauma symptoms?

If you're having trouble coping with the recent tragedy in Parkland, we may be able to help.