STAR Practitioner &
STAR Certified Trainer
The STAR program at Eastern Mennonite University has three certification levels:
STAR Practitioner, STAR Certified Trainer and STAR Certified Site.
1. STAR Practitioners choose to integrate STAR into their work and are equipped to present one to two-day workshops based on STAR. They have access to resources from STAR/ EMU and are part of a worldwide network of dynamic STAR practitioners. Some of the most creative applications of STAR have been done by those who have completed Level II. For example,
- Resilience, an ESL curriculum based on Village STAR (currently in piloting stage), by Mike Medley, PhD
- Family STAR, a contextualized adaption of Village STAR designed for women experiencing domestic violence, by an international participant (anonymous)
- STAR model for native/aboriginal cultures; adapted graphics by Jennifer Saner-Harvey and Kerry Saner-Harvey, Happy Valley Goose Bay, Labrador, Canada
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Criteria for admission:
- Completion of STAR Level I and are enrolled in or have completed Level II
- Recommendations of Level I and II trainers
- Training or teaching experience (preferred)
2. STAR Certified Trainers conduct official STAR Level I trainings and specialized trainings based on STAR materials to fit particular contexts. The criteria for Certified Trainers is currently being revised and modified. Please check back soon for new information on the Certified Trainer process.
3. STAR Sites: Criteria is being developed as we work with pilot sites.
4. Organizations: STAR works with organizations to identify the best way to meet their needs: becoming a trauma-informed organization, doing trauma-sensitive programming, training staff as trainers, training affected civil society leaders directly, or designing a program to fit specific needs. Click here for information on STAR services for organizations.