Podcast: Second Response: Helping Children to Recover Post Disaster

William Spear, Fortunate Blessings Foundation, Second Response, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, ChildrenWilliam Spear, president of the Fortunate Blessings Foundation responds to the needs of children post disaster, specifically in preventing the development of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in impacted children.  He has brought Second Response teams to the South Pacific, Japan, and the NY/NJ area post Hurricane Sandy to work with children weeks after basic needs are met. By providing facilitated safe, joyful and respectful “Playshops” with children, Spear and his team help them recover their original ability to have fun, while minimizing the risk of developing PTSD .

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Ellen Goldsmith

Ellen Goldsmith

Ellen Goldsmith is a licensed and nationally board certified acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist. She has been in the field of Asian medicine for the past 30 years, teaching, speaking and working with thousands of people to give them the resources, skills and tools they seek to improve the quality of their health and lives. Ellen is the author of the well respected book, Nutritional Healing with Chinese Medicine: + 175 Recipes for Optimal Health. She is on faculty at the National University of Natural Medicine’s College of Classical Chinese Medicine in Portland, Oregon.

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