THEME OF THE DAY: Scaling Up- EMDR EI Community Trauma Response Services and Group Treatments

The day’s technical intervention focus will be on the IGTP and G-TEP group treatment protocols and their various applications in different settings throughout the world. A focus will be on building regional EMDR EI crisis response service capacities and will offer an array of service delivery models including agency EMDR EI services, TRNs, and other collaborations of fee-based and volunteer EMDR colleagues. Presenters will integrate the lessons from successful primary health care delivery and new efforts in scaling up trauma care and mental health. Risks and benefits will be considered and minimum safety conditions defined. The high cost of violence and the need for effective intervention services to reduce its impact will be highlighted. Improved community preparedness to respond to sporadic, unexpected local violence in the USA will be presented.