Local PLAYshop Offers Disaster Training for CT Residents

When first responders leave after the initial emergency phase of a disaster or traumatic event, many communities are not prepared to help children overcome the Post Traumatic Stress that emerges in the weeks that follow.  Innate, natural resilience makes it possible for most children to recover from a traumatic event with simple loving presence and support; however, most children will benefit from participation in exercises that engage body and mind in fun-filled, expressive sessions.

Second Response's 4-hour PLAYshop training will take place in Litchfield, CT on Saturday, April 18th from 1-5 pm where adults will be given an understanding through somatic movement and didactic presentation to conduct non-verbal, carefully crafted PLAYshops that help reduce the incidences of PTSD. This course is open to parents, teachers, healthcare practitioners, emergency personnel and anyone who cares about the well-being of children.

There is no charge to attend the workshop for CERT members, Medical Reserve Corps members or Region 5 Emergency Services Personnel.  There is a $20 fee for the general public.  The training will take place in the Community Room of the Education Connection, 355 Goshen Rd (Route 63) in Litchfield, CT.    ** Please register in advance by writing register@secondresponse.org or calling 860-567-8801.