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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

Drawing Trees: reflections on STAR 2009

This week I participated in STAR, or Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience, a workshop offered by the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU). I was familiar with STAR, and I was eager to learn more about trauma and its physical, emotional, and spiritual effects and its linkages to violence. ...More

Exhibit Explores ‘Trauma’ Theme

It’s an inside look at the effects of traumatic experiences through the eyes of crime victims and life-sentenced prisoners. “A Ladder Without Rungs,” an exhibit ...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