Second Response tends to the emotional & psychological needs of people exposed to trauma, providing body-centered methods to relieve the harmful effects of stress, distress & trauma.
Through PLAYshops, Second Response guides children to harmlessly release repressed emotions and hormones, restoring their minds and bodies to stability and balance and helping them regain joyfulness and trust.
Second Response serves caregivers, first responders, health care personnel, teachers, parents and disaster relief agencies in PLAYshop methods, helping them to manage their own secondary trauma, and reinforcing disaster preparedness in our communities.
Remarkable changes in people are seen within a very short period of time after PLAYshop interventions, as reflected in hundreds of observations and testimonials, such as:
BOSTON MARATHON bombing | 2013
“Your understanding and approach were so helpful to our children, and you helped us all begin to return to some sense of normalcy.”
Red Cross Staff
near Refugee Camp, Croatia | 2015
“It reminded us that we also have to take care of ourselves in this difficult situation. Now we feel rejuvenated and hopeful.”
in Nepal | 2015
“I have beautiful memories now. New brothers and sisters. Thank you for coming from so far away.”