Make your Pre-MCUSA Convention STAR Training Plans Now!
Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience-The STAR Training
June 25-29, 2013 in Phoenix, AZ

What do Newtown, Connecticut; Deraa, Syria; Omaha, Nebraska; Mogadishu, Somali; Blacksburg, Virginia; Kabul, Afghanistan;  Aurora, Colorado;  Dover, Delaware; Fort Hood, Texas; Tohoku, Japan; and Red Lake, Minnesota all have in common?  All these communities have experienced intense psychological trauma and cry out for healing.  They know what it means to be traumatized and overwhelmed with experiences that leave them feeling powerless and lacking a sense of security.

So what can be done about this?  For some, professional help is required.  But what about others who, having experienced trauma, seek healing for themselves, their families, and fellow community members?

Prepare to address trauma in your community by attending Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience—The STAR Training in Phoenix the week before the Mennonite Church USA Convention (Tuesday-Saturday June 25-29, 2013  The STAR mission is to strengthen the capacity of caregivers, leaders, and organizations to address trauma, break cycles of violence, and build resilience.  The STAR Training is a 4 & ½ day evidence-based academic and experiential education experience integrating concepts of trauma healing and resilience, neuropsychology, conflict transformation, restorative justice, nonviolent peacemaking, and spirituality toward reconciliation.
STAR teaches laypersons and professionals productive alternatives to revenge that lead to spiritual and psychological healing.  The STAR Training was developed at the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University following the tragic events of September 11, 2001 ( and has been shared around the world and throughout the USA.  Registration is limited to 25.  Professional CEs are available.  Group discounts apply.  Register now!  For further details see: and contact Donna Minter at or 612-377-4660.