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STAR-Lite Training

  • Northeast Bank 77 Broadway Street Northeast Minneapolis, MN, 55413 United States (map)

This STAR-Lite Training has been made possible by generous funding from ReCAST Minneapolis. Funds partially cover the standard tuition for anyone who lives, works, and/or plays in Minneapolis wishing to attend the STAR-Lite Training. Everyone is welcome regardless of financial limitations. If you have financial resources to cover tuition, we ask you to pay $35.00 or make a donation of any amount you can.

STAR-Lite Training Facilitators:
Donna Minter, PhD, LP
Certified STAR Trainer, USA and International Experience
Forensic Psychology Examiner
Founder and Executive Director, MN Peacebuilding Leadership Institute

Crixell Shell, MS
Associate Peacebuilding Trainer
Rule 114 Community Mediator
Coming to the Table Racial Healing Talking Circle Facilitator

When terrible things happen our peace has been stolen from us. We want to build peace back into our lives and communities.

STAR-Lite is a single-day research and practice-supported peacebuilding training integrating Neuropsychology, Trauma Healing & Resilience, Restorative Justice, Nonviolent Conflict Transformation, and broadly defined Spirituality to become trauma-informed and resilience-oriented. STAR-Lite is for individuals who wish to learn the basic STAR concepts and models within a shorter-time frame. STAR-Lite is not a pre-requisite or replacement for the full 5 day STAR Training. STAR-Lite also serves 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.

The STAR-Lite Training Objectives:
a. Learn various types of trauma and common responses to psychological trauma. b. Learn the links between unhealed trauma and cycles of victimhood and violence. c. Learn the basic STAR trauma healing and resilience models and associated practices. d. Explore ways to apply trauma healing and resilience practices toward building peace within your sphere of influence.

In Minnesota:
98% of STAR-Lite and STAR graduates rated the trainings as “Very Good” to “Excellent”
100% increased their confidence to appropriately aid and assist when their clients, family, friends, and community members face stressful and traumatic circumstances.
99.5% indicated they recommend the STAR-Lite and STAR Trainings to others.

6.5 hours of optional continuing education credit are available for an additional $35 for Social Workers, Teachers, Nurses, LMFT (CE: 2016-205), Psychologists (201601.153), LPCC& LPC (2016.CE.124), LADC (2016.CE.ADC.032) and 5.5 hours of Standard CLEs for Attorneys.
Group discounts for 3 or more trainees registering together with payment by check in the mail are available for $75/trainee. Limited partial scholarship assistance is available for trainees who have financial need. Please contact to inquire about these options.
A week prior to the training, paid registrants will receive an email giving additional details about the training. During the training, snacks and beverages are provided. Bring your lunch or it's available for purchase at nearby restaurants. If you have questions, please contact the Peacebuilding office at or 612-377-4660 for details.
To avoid the online processing fee, please contact the Peacebuilding office at and request registration for payment by check via regular mail.

The content of this training is based on the STAR (Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience) Program, Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, VA, USA.

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