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

  • Northside Achievement Zone 2123 West Broadway Avenue Minneapolis, MN, 55411 United States (map)

Northside Achievement Zone, 2123 W Broadway Ave, Minneapolis,

This STAR-Lite Training has been made possible by partial funding from Minneapolis Department of Health Citywide Violence Prevention program. Everyone is welcome regardless of financial limitations. If you have the financial resources to cover tuition, we ask you to pay $35.00 or make a donation of any amount you can on the training webpage.

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.

A week prior to the training, registrants will receive an email giving additional details about the training. During the training, snacks and beverages are provided. If you have questions, please contact the Peacebuilding office at or 612-377-4660 for details.

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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