Richmont Trauma Team – Greece Trip Day 1

A team of trauma therapists from Richmont Graduate University has traveled to Greece to assess and respond to the needs of Syrian refugees and relief workers.  Their mission is the training of humanitarian workers in compassion fatigue and trauma and also counseling families at the detention camp in Lesbos.  Here is an update from Dr. […]

Richmont Sends Trauma Team to Aid Syrian Refugees

ATLANTA, GA AND CHATTANOOGA, TN – July 15, 2016 – Richmont is sending a team of therapists to work with refugees in Greece and Turkey next week. Dr. Vanessa Snyder will lead the trip, joined by Dr. Lorrie Slater, Richmont alumni Liz Norris and Nia Baker, Richmont student Mary Horton, and Horton’s husband Doug. Paramount […]

Richmont Professor Trains Clinicians to Work Effectively with Sex Trafficking Survivors

Dr. Vanessa Snyder’s work with sex trafficking survivors has roots in her private practice. Two of her former clients received residential aftercare following their rescue from sex trafficking; however, they were not offered the type of treatment they most needed. Snyder then realized the care options typically available to sex trafficking survivors simply was not meeting the population’s unique needs.

The Need for Trauma Training

We cannot afford to overlook or minimize the effects of trauma in our nation any longer. The National Trauma Institute (NTI) reports that 60% of American adults have experienced abuse or traumatic family circumstances (e.g., neighborhood violence) in their lifetime (2014). While that number is staggering enough, more than a quarter of American children will […]