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Haitians Embrace Trauma-Resilience Program

With a history of violence linked to colonization, intense poverty and vulnerable geographic location, Haiti has long suffered from natural disasters, social conflict, and other traumatic events. That is one reason more than 1,000 Haitians have welcomed trainings, materials and principles derived from Eastern Mennonite University’s STAR, which sta ...More

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STAR Marks 10 Years of Trauma Healing

Hurt people hurt people. For 10 years, Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience — the STAR program at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) – has been helping to break that cycle. A February celebration at EMU marked a decade for this program that emerged at EMU’s Center for Justice a ...More

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STAR e-Book Chronicles Trauma Healing Program

The tragedies of 9/11 sparked the development of a unique approach to trauma-healing at Eastern Mennonite University—an acclaimed series of trainings called Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience (STAR), refined with the help of thousands of participants in the United States and internationally. The inspiring story of how STAR emerged in late 2001 to support traumatized religio ...More

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EMU Plans 9/11 Tenth Anniversary Commemoration

HARRISONBURG, Va. - The Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) community will pause and reflect this week, along with the rest of the world, on the tenth anniversary of September 11, 2001. Sept. 11 brought devastating loss to thousands of people in New York City, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C. and around the world. It changed our worldview from “before 9/11″ to “after 9/1 ...More

Genocide Survivors Change Lives Through EMU Program

By Heather Bowser, Daily News-Record Not all treasures are locked away in banks or buried in chests beneath the ocean. Last week, one classroom on Eastern Mennonite University ...More

EMU Hosts Concern Group for Military Vets

Carolyn Yoder (l.), STAR director, facilitates a small group discussion at the military veterans roundtable. Photo by Jim Bishop Ten adults were given clay, blocks and pipe-cleaners. During a M ...More

Conflict Transformation Alumni Share Global Experiences

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Seminary Faculty Invites Colleagues to STAR Seminar

Seminary faculty and the staff of STAR (Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience) has invited university faculty to join them in a Mini-STAR workshop on March 4 and 18, 2005. Carolyn Yo ...More