Join us! Upcoming trainings with Strategies for Trauma Awareness & Resilience

The Strategies for Trauma Awareness & Resilience (STAR) program at Eastern Mennonite University is pleased to announce two upcoming trainings:

STAR Level I: This training will take place on the EMU campus in Harrisonburg, Va. from Sept. 16-20. The five-day experiential training brings together restorative justice, human security, neurobiology, spirituality and conflict transformation, and is for those who work with traumatized populations—religious leaders, mental health professionals, humanitarian and aid workers, and educators. Trainers are Vernon Jantzi and Beverly Prestwood Taylor. Hear from one former participant about how STAR has impacted her work.

The Journey Home from War: This two-day workshop also be offered on the EMU campus, Sept. 12-13. It is for friends, families, and congregations of veterans--those who minister to soldiers as they return to civilian life. It will examine the effects of trauma on the body, mind and spirit; common responses to unhealed trauma; recognizing the symptoms of traumatic brain injury; and new skills and strategies for charting a healing journey. The workshop will be facilitated by Beverly Prestwood Taylor of the Brookfield Institute in Mass., who has been working with returning veterans since 2007. Read more about the training and fostering resiliency in returning veterans here.

Partial scholarships may be applied for. CEs and CEUs are available. For more information, go to or call 540-432-4651.

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Comment by Lora Steiner on July 31, 2013 at 2:36pm

You can find more information by contacting the STAR They've also done trainings in many other countries--Tunisia, Colombia, Haiti, Burundi, Croatia, to name a few.

Comment by C.P.Anto on July 31, 2013 at 6:59am

Dear Lora,

Greetings from peace Channel!

Thank you so much for this piece of information. I will be very glad to know something more about it. I am very much interested to be part of such training. I am a catholic pries and founder and director of Peace Channel, a youth peace movement. We are in a conflict ridden region of North East India. We are presently working with children and youth by forming  Quality Peace Clubs in the educational institutions and localities. We are spread in to over 7 states of the country ans all the districts of Nagaland state. Many of our club members are victims of violence. we are over 25000 youth are the active members of the movement called Peace Channel.

Thanking you...


Founder and Direcotor 

Peace Channel



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