Trauma Responsive Care in After School Programs

WORKSHOP PRESENTERS: Marci Ryan & Emily Buster

ORGANIZATION: Central Community House

SESSION 3 : 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM


WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION: This presentation will review what it means to be Trauma Responsive and then dig deeper into brain science and the brain’s ability to heal from trauma. Participants will also learn Trauma Responsive activities and interventions that can be implemented in their programs. The end goal is to reinforce the importance of building relationships with students and providing tools that establish felt safety for each individual student.



Marci and Emily are certified trainers through the Tri State Trauma Network and Trauma Responsive Care Program. They are also members of the Columbus CARE (Community, Action, Resilience, Empowerment) Coalition. Both oversee afterschool programs for youth in the Columbus area.