STAR-Lite Training: Learning Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience

Learn and reflect on the various types of trauma and common responses to psychological trauma for increased cultural competence. Learn and reflect on the links between unhealed trauma and cycles of victimhood and violence experienced by all people. Learn and reflect on the basic STAR trauma healing and resilience models and associated practices for increased cultural competence. Explore ways to apply trauma healing, resilience, and restorative justice practices toward building culturally competent peace within your sphere of influence.

STAR-Lite Training Facilitators:

Donna Minter, PhD, LP, Certified STAR Trainer, USA and International Experience, Neuropsychologist, Clinical Psychologist, and Forensic Psychology Examiner, Founder and Executive Director, Minnesota Peacebuilding Leadership Institute

Crixell Shell, MS , Certified STAR Trainer and Assistant Executive Director, Minnesota Peacebuilding Leadership Institute, Rule 114 Community Mediator, Coming to the Table Racial Healing Talking Circle Facilitator

STAR-Lite is a single-day research and practice-supported training integrating neuropsychology, trauma healing and resilience, restorative justice, nonviolent conflict transformation, and broadly defined spirituality. The goal of the training is to become trauma-informed, resilience-oriented, and restorative justice-focused in our lives and communities. STAR-Lite is for individuals who wish to learn the basic STAR concepts and models within a shorter-time frame than the full STAR Training. While STAR-Lite is not a pre-requisite or replacement for the full STAR Training, it may serve as a refresher course for graduates of the full STAR Training. STAR-Lite is designed for those wanting to understand psychological trauma toward building peace within their spheres of influence for increasing cultural competence. Rather than being limited to the traditional DSM-V medical model-based understanding of psychological trauma, STAR and STAR-Lite are designed for those seeking to address psychological trauma from a broader bio-psycho-social-cultural-spiritual perspective toward seeking truth, mercy, justice, and peace for healed just relationships in our culturally diverse families, organizations, and communities.