EMU announcing STAR Online
Now Announcing STAR Online!
Trauma can trap us in cycles of violence within ourselves and our communities. But it doesn't have to be that way. Individuals and communities can learn skills for addressing trauma, healing relationships, and building resilience to improve the well-being of all.
STAR brings together theory and practices from neurobiology, conflict transformation, human security, spirituality, and restorative justice to address the needs of trauma-impacted individuals and communities. Trainings are multi-cultural and multi-faith, inviting participants to use the language of their own cultures and faith traditions. See training fees and technology requirements here.
Participants in STAR 1 Online will:
- Explore and share language and resources about resilience and trauma.
- Understand how trauma response can contribute to cycles of violence at different levels.
- Identify and practice tools and strategies to strengthen resilience and break free from cycles of violence at personal and collective levels.
- Deepen their commitment to self-care and collective care.
Participants in STAR 2 Online will:
- Review and build on STAR 1 frameworks.
- Re-envision these frameworks in light of the particular needs of a given population or community.
- Learn additional bio-psycho-social-spiritual activities and tools that build individual and collective resilience.
- Develop a presentation or workshop to use STAR materials in their context.
At the end of a STAR training, participants will be able to bring a trauma-informed perspective to their personal and professional lives.
If you or your organization is interested in a custom-designed online training for employees or volunteers, please submit a request here. We are happy to collaborate! Unsure of what type of training you might need? We’re ready to listen and help assess your needs based on what we have to offer with no obligation.
STAR Online Trainings: Fall 2020
STAR 1: September 8-October 30, 2020
This online training will include scheduled group Zoom sessions as well as activities to be completed on your own schedule. Live online meeting days and times will be Tuesday and Friday, September 8-October 30, 2020, 12:30 PM to 3 PM EDT.
STAR 1: September 23-November 13, 2020
This online training will include scheduled group Zoom sessions as well as activities to be completed on your own schedule. Live online meeting days and times will be Wednesday and Friday, September 23-November 13, 2020, 8 AM to 10:30 AM EDT/EST.
STAR 2: October 19-December 11, 2020
This online training will include scheduled group Zoom sessions as well as activities to be completed on your own schedule. Live online meeting days and times will be Tuesday and Friday, October 19-December 11, 2020, 3:30 PM to 6 PM EDT/EST.
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