We train and support individuals and organizations to become trauma-informed, resilience oriented and restorative justice-focused.
Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience - the STAR Training, is a 38-hour, multi-day evidence-based trauma awareness, resilience, and restorative justice training with a 20+ year reputation of national and international success. STAR integrates the latest trauma healing and resilience research from the fields of neurobiology, restorative justice, nonviolent conflict transformation, and broadly defined spirituality. STAR promotes truth-telling and racial healing for just, equitable relationships toward the possibility of reconciliation for positive interpersonal and systemic nonviolent change.
Daily schedule of this virtual STAR Training:
Tue, Mar. 12 | 8:30am-4:30pm CDT
Tue, Mar. 19 | 8:30am-4:30pm CDT
Tue, Mar. 26 | 8:30am-4:30pm CDT
Tue, Apr. 2 | 8:30am-4:30pm CDT
Tue, Apr. 9 | 8:30am-4:30pm CDT
Join our 5-session small group journey in which white-identified people can dig deep into understanding the culture of whiteness and how it has shaped us. Each session will be held using a Talking Circle, an Indigenous way of being in community that allows everyone's wisdom and stories to be shared and heard.
Session 1: Thursday, April 4th, 6pm-8pm CDT
Session 2: Thursday, April 18th, 6pm-8pm CDT
Session 3: Thursday, May 2nd, 6pm-8pm CDT
Session 4: Thursday, May 16th, 6pm-8pm CDT
Session 5: Thursday, May 30th, 6pm-8pm CDT
"Tapping into trauma, learning about the cycles of violence, and applying the strategies to break free were all relevant not only to her work with sexual assault survivors but also to her personal life. She learned her reactions are normal and that there is a 'possibility of a life past trauma'. STAR gave her hope for herself and for other people—for communal and transgenerational healing."
"Resilience, trauma healing, and restorative justice develop deeper muscles and skills to be in relationship with one another in ways that don’t rush. 'It’s not a binary track,' Tabitha says, 'but the idea of creating an ecosystem of people and tools and systems. It’s not just investing in one system, but investing in the larger vision.' This vision builds community at the speed of trust. This is Peacebuilding."
"Right now, we are living in a time of collective trauma. There is not a single person who isn’t affected by what is happening with COVID-19 and racialized trauma, which means we have all the more reason to use a community-oriented approach. It is more important than ever to have restorative justice-focused strategies to address trauma and transform conflict."