Effective Techniques and Strategies for Parents – In the face of the Sandy Hook Tragedy

Practical strategies and techniques to help you and your children to process the trauma more effectively.

Sponsored by EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs you are invited to join together with mental health professionals (who are also Moms) at this workshop. 

Wednesday, December 19 at 7:00 pm
Christ the King Church, entrance is in the back
4700 Madison Avenue, Trumbull, CT

This is workshop is FREE, and open to the public. Please, no children.

  • How to talk with your child about traumatic events
  • How trauma affects our bodies
  • How we can help the natural process of healing

Handouts, Resources and Refreshments will be available

Valerie Gillies is a Licensed Family Therapist and EMDR clinician. Her practice is solely focused on children who have attachment and trauma challenges. She takes a holistic, systemic approach, and involves parents, school, sensory processing, play, exercise and nutrition in treatment. She is the mother of 5 children, aged 14-28, and writes for the syndicated blog: Mothering In the Middle.

Dawn Roy, Linda Rost, Karen Alter-Reid, Cheryl Kenn and Susan Marcus are among the other licensed trauma specialists who will be on hand for this presentation, and will be available to engage in discussion with parents.

If you have any questions please contact the EMDR HAP office at (203) 288-4450.

Sponsored by EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs (HAP) 2911 Dixwell Ave Suite 201 Hamden, CT 06518 www.emdrhap.org

HAP is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to build the capacity of underserved communities to meet their needs for effective trauma therapy throughout the world. HAP has been a part of healing communities in all 50 states and 33 countries around the world. We remain committed to families and communities through support and education of the effects of trauma and how it can be dealt with successfully.


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