Introduction to Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience for Cultural Competence, Racial Healing and Equity (Intro to STAR)
When terrible things happen, like COVID-19 and racism, our peace has been stolen from us. Intro to STAR teaches basic vocabulary and concepts to be trauma-informed, resilience-oriented, and restorative justice-focused to build culturally competent peace into our lives and communities with justice for all. Everyone from everywhere is welcome to join us.
This 2-hour online training teaches the basic vocabulary, concepts, models, and strategies of the 5-day Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience - STAR Training to increase cultural competence for racial healing and equity. STAR is a research and practice-supported training integrating neuropsychology, trauma healing and resilience, restorative justice, nonviolent conflict transformation, and broadly defined spirituality. It is for those who wish to learn basic STAR concepts and models within a shorter-time frame than the single day STAR-Lite Training and the multi-day 38-hour STAR Training. Intro to STAR is not a pre-requisite or replacement for the STAR or STAR-Lite Trainings. It is designed for those wanting to understand and heal trauma toward building peace within their spheres of influence. This training is for everyone: laypeople, paraprofessionals, and licensed professionals.
For licensed Minnesota social workers, teachers, and nurses who want 2 hours of continuing education (CE) for Intro to STAR, choose the registration option that includes the $50 tuition + $25 CE fee. If you're a social worker, nurse, or teacher licensed in another state, please contact your state's professional board to determine if they have a reciprocal CE relationship with Minnesota.
Introduction to STAR Objectives:
a. Learn the complete intersectional spectrum of individual and collective psychological trauma for increased cultural competence.
b. Learn and reflect on the links between unhealed trauma and cycles of victimhood and violence .
c. Learn and reflect on STAR's trauma healing and resilience models and associated practices.
d. Explore self-care for resilience strategies to build culturally competent peace into your life, family, and community to promote justice for all.
This training is available by contract arrangement by organizations, community groups, educational institutions, and corporations.
For additional information and questions, please contact the Minnesota Peacebuilding Leadership Institute.