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of the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies
at the University of Massachusetts in Boston

held a timely, international conference May 8 and 9, 2014 on campus entitlted


The president and founder of Fortunate Blessings Foundation,
William Spear, was a presenter and a panelist on
Response and Recovery Efforts After Disasters Friday morning, May 9

To read the presentation abstract, follow this link:
PREVENTING PTSD in Children with Body-Centered Exercises after Natural Disasters

SECOND RESPONSE is ready to bring post-disaster relief to children, and also offers pre-disaster preparedness training to adults around the globe. Contact us to bring our trainers to your community or help us sponsor a training:
+1 860-567-8801 and visit

SECOND RESPONSE was created specifically to help children recover their original ability to love life by providing facilitated safe, joyful and respectful "PLAYshops" of 30-45 minutes with groups of children who have been impacted by a natural disaster. Depending on the number of children, each PLAYshop is led by 2-5 facilitators who guide the group through a series of carefully crafted non-verbal exercises designed to help kids effortlessly release fear, grief and anger from their bodies. The entire time occurs to children as pure fun, including periods of wonderful improvisation, call and response, laughter and silly wiggling that enhances improved circulation and respiration, revitalizes muscle tone and restores flexibility to joints all of which alleviates physical stress and stagnated blood supply. Participants universally report feelings of deep relaxation in the days that follow, better more restful sleep, greater attention to schoolwork and an overall sense of well-being, safety and security.

* * Second Response Trauma Teams Empower Resilient Communities * *

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