Certified Trauma & Resilience Coach (CTRC) Course

The Certified Trauma & Resilience Coach Course is a certification course for Starr Certified Trauma Practitioners to gain specific skills and tools that support the implementation of trauma-informed, resilience-focused practices and strategies within schools. Starr Certified Trauma & Resilience Coaches (CTRC) have a fundamental understanding of the impact trauma and stress have on learning; the social, emotional, and physical development of students; and the role resilience plays in creating strength-based learning environments. With this certification, CTRC’s will learn skills for having impactful coaching relationships and conversations, facilitating courageous feedback conversations, conducting resilient, supportive observations, and supporting mastery of trauma-informed best practices. Tools for modeling and co-teaching specific skills and supporting mindset shifts will also be explored and shared. Credentialed professionals understand how to be a champion for trauma-informed, resilience-focused practices within their school and/or district, coach peers and student’s parents/guardians, and create a culture of safety and trust for all to thrive. This certification is for anyone who wants to be instrumental in the process of ensuring trauma-informed mindsets and practices take root in their school or organization, with the ultimate goal of building resilience in children, families, and their communities.

ExcelU – Self-Empowerment & Resiliency eLearning Course

Self-Empowerment and Resiliency is an ExcelU Program that is powered by Starr Commonwealth.  The content is designed for professionals who are committed to helping students become more self-aware of their feelings, emotions, and the sensations they experience. The content promotes self-empowerment, independence, and healthy self-regulation skills for all students, while also teaching how the brain and body communicate during adversity on the inside, to foster resilience on the outside. Each of the eight lessons included in this course are designed to help professionals guide students on their path of self-discovery, and seeks to support students with maintaining or re-establishing emotional balance and self-awareness under any situation.

In addition to the eLearning Course, there is also a Program Manual (for professionals) and Student Workbook available – to compliment this great content.

For more information about Starr’s partnership with ExcelU, and other resources/content offerings, please visit our website!

CTRP – Trainer Track eBundle

Starr Commonwealth is committed to helping professionals increase their understanding of trauma-informed, resilience-focused tools and practices, advance their career goals, and train fellow child, family, and community advocates. This is all made possible by becoming a Certified Trauma & Resilience Trainer.

To support aspiring Certified Trauma & Resilience Trainers (CTRTs), Starr has created a new certification eBundle that includes all 5 pre-requisite courses required for CTRT Training eligibility. This bundle also includes a host of resources that will help to prepare you for your future role as a Starr Certified Trainer, while also providing you tangible resources, knowledge, and best practices to implement in your professional setting today.

Completion of this new eBundle allows future trainers to achieve both Certified Trauma & Resilience Practitioner (CTRP) status in their area of focus and, ultimately, CTRT certification in the most cost-effective, time-conscious manner possible.

 

Back to School During a Pandemic

To ensure the success of all children and professionals as we reintegrate into a new school year, Starr Commonwealth has developed this course to educate on what’s most important to consider for children during the COVID-19 pandemic. Supplementing Starr’s Resilient Schools: A Back to School Guide During a Pandemic, this course will not only dive deeper into the various subjects covered in the book but will also serve as a professional learning network for dedicated educators. Throughout the course, Dr. Caelan Soma will not only provide fresh content as the pandemic evolves and we move further into the school year but also answer your questions!

Trauma-Informed, Resilience-Focused Assessment and Differential Diagnosis

Pre-Requisite Courses: Children of Trauma and Resilience or Trauma-Informed Resilient Schools

Course Overview: Mental health disorders are the most common diseases of childhood. Trauma-Informed, Resilience-Focused Assessment & Differential Diagnosis will provide participants an understanding of the significant overlapping symptomology between mental health disorders and childhood trauma, and a clear view of what it looks like in schools and classrooms. In addition, the gap between the need and treatment of mental health problems in schools will be discussed. Participants will learn practical ways they can help, including: reducing the stigma of mental health, bridging the gaps between treatment and need, and focusing on fostering and nurturing characteristics of resilience in students.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Compare at least five ways a trauma-informed, resilience-focused assessment is different than a standardized assessment
  • Identify the overlapping symptomology between trauma and at least two other common mental health disorders
  • Describe the pathway of a dysregulated central nervous system to the use of at-risk coping behaviors
  • Name five common characteristics found in the drawings of traumatized children
  • Provide a list of at least 3 assessment activities most helpful with school-age children as a result of taking this course

Included with Purchase: 

  • A downloadable PDF of the Trauma-Informed, Resilience-Focused Assessment & Differential Diagnosis Guidebook and Presentation
  • CE Certificate of Completion

Additional Details: 

  • This course takes approximately 6-hours to complete and you do not have to complete it in one sitting.
  • Starr eLearning courses can be completed on laptops, tablets, or mobile devices – allowing the content to be accessed whenever and wherever convenient.
  • Once you purchase this course, you will have access to it for 1-year (365 days) – courses can be renewed for another year at an additional fee if desired.
  • Trauma-Informed, Resilience-Focused Assessment & Differential Diagnosis counts as an elective toward achieving a Starr Commonwealth professional
    certification. Click here to learn more!

 

zero to three

Zero to Three: Trauma Intervention

This course will provide you with the background and tools needed to work with infants and toddlers and their caregivers after they have experienced a traumatic situation. You will learn how to educate parents, facilitate secure attachments and reduce arousal reactions so that healing can occur. A PDF of the book, “Handbook of Trauma Interventions: Zero to Three,” is included and can be downloaded from the course.

Course consists of reading and test. CEs included.

Learning Objectives

The participant will learn how to:

  • Provide parent/caregiver education – starting as early as pregnancy.
  • Reduce arousal symptoms in both parent/caregiver and child.
  • Facilitate secure attachments between infant/toddler and their primary caregivers, including strong emotional communication.
  • Reduce the incidence of long-term effects that trauma can have on the zero to three population.

Course Creator/Instructor: Dr. Caelan Soma

Please Note:

This course takes approximately 6-hours to complete. You do not have to complete it in one sitting. Once you purchase this course you will have access to it for 1-year (365 days). You must complete it in that time period. You may renew it for another year for an additional fee if necessary.

 

Trauma-Informed Resilient Schools

FREE FOR LIMITED TIME ONLY!

Pre-Requisite Courses: None

Course Overview: Trauma-Informed Resilient Schools teaches school professionals how to create trauma-informed schools and classrooms. The training focuses on resilience, exploring the core values and beliefs of educators and places an emphasis on understanding how trauma impacts children and their school experience. Lastly, proactive strategies such as fostering connections, prioritizing social and emotional skills, establishing safety, and promoting play are presented. This course provides detailed information and concrete actions that answer not just the “why” but also the “how” to create the best classroom and school supports for traumatized students and the school professionals who serve them.

This course covers the first 6 steps of the 10 Steps to Create a Trauma-Informed Resilient School (if you have taken the previous version of the course: Trauma-Informed Schools)

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify at least five questions to ask to promote a trauma-informed and resilience-focused mindset when working with students in the school setting.
  • Identify the four main protective factors of resilient youth.
  • Discuss the four universal needs and provide examples to support each.
  • Name three differences between grief and trauma reactions.
  • Identify the three main functions of the deep brain.
  • Identify at least three functions of the outer brain.
  • Describe how trauma impacts the deep and outer brain functions specifically in the school setting.
  • Identify at least five ways trauma and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder symptoms may overlap.
  • Identify at least five proactive strategies for every classroom.
  • Name at least three of the top fears of school-age children.

Included with Purchase:

  • A downloadable PDF of the Trauma-Informed Resilient Schools Guidebook and Presentation
  • CE Certificate of Completion (through approved providers)

Additional Details:

  • This course takes approximately 6-hours to complete and you do not have to complete it in one sitting.
  • Starr eLearning courses can be completed on laptops, tablets, or mobile devices – allowing the content to be accessed whenever and wherever convenient.
  • Once you purchase this course, you will have access to it for 1-year (365 days) – courses can be renewed for another year for an additional fee.
  • Trauma-Informed Resilient Schools is the first of five courses required to achieve Certified Trauma Practitioner
    certification on Starr’s education track. Click here to learn more!

Structured Sensory Interventions II

SAVE 75% OFF FOR A LIMITED TIME!

Pre-requisite Course:  Children of Trauma and Resilience (or Children of Trauma)

Audience: Clinicians, social workers, and caring professionals who support children, families, and communities

Course Overview: Structured Sensory Interventions II takes
participants deeper into the brain science of trauma and toxic stress,
exploring the polyvagal theory, epigenetics, and the science of resilience. The
content emphasizes the importance of hope when working with at risk and
traumatized youth. Participants learn about the SITCAP® model (Structured
Sensory Interventions for Traumatized Children, Adolescents and Parents) and
practice sensory based interventions from a variety of SITCAP® model programs,
including Healing
the Experience of Trauma: A Path to Resilience
. Experiential activities and the
presentation of case examples showcase how to process trauma and nurture and
restore resilience in youth of all ages.

Note: The course
combines content from ALL previous Structured Sensory Interventions and Healing
the Experience of Trauma
trainings.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Name and describe the two branches of the
    parasympathetic nervous system.
  • Discuss the polyvagal theory as it relates to
    trauma and resilience.
  • Name at least one reason epigenetics is
    important to trauma practitioners.
  • Identify the main components of the SITCAP
    model.
  • Discuss how safety is maintained when
    implementing the SITCAP model.
  • Identify how exposure is connected to body
    sensations.
  • Name at least five questions to help create a
    trauma or resilience narrative.
  • Provide at least one example of cognitive
    reframing.
  • Discuss how the SITCAP model restores the
    universal needs of youth.
  • Identify at least three examples of sensory-based
    interventions for youth.

Included with Purchase: 

  • A downloadable PDF of the Structured Sensory Interventions II Guidebook and Presentation
  • CE Certificate of Completion

Additional Details:

  • This course takes approximately 6-hours to complete and you do not have to complete it in one sitting.
  • Starr eLearning courses can be completed on laptops, tablets, or mobile devices – allowing the content to be accessed whenever and wherever convenient.
  • Once you purchase this course, you will have access to it for 1-year (365 days) – courses can be renewed for another year at an additional fee if desired.
  • Structured Sensory Interventions II is the second of five courses
    required to achieve Certified Trauma Practitioner certification on Starr’s
    clinical track. Click
    here
     to learn more!

 

Resetting for Resilience

SAVE 75% OFF FOR A LIMITED TIME!

Pre-requisite Course: Trauma-Informed Resilient Schools (or Trauma-Informed Schools)

Course Overview: Resetting
for Resilience
builds upon Trauma-Informed Resilient Schools,
with a strong focus on understanding the link between a student’s private logic
and their academic achievement and behavior deficits in the Circle of Courage’s
universal needs. Participants will learn how to integrate positive behavior
intervention supports, rewards, and consequences into their classroom
management systems. Participants will also learn how to assess students and
create behavior support plans for each. Trauma-informed, resilience-focused
student and classroom scenarios will be presented and discussed in small groups,
in addition to Tier 2 and Tier 3 interventions. Strategies to collaborate with
families and communities and to support staff will be presented, as well as
examples of how to collect and utilize outcome data.

 

Note: This course covers the last 4 of 10 Steps to Create a Trauma-Informed Resilient School and Tier 2 and Tier 3 supports, such as resets that occur
outside of the classroom. The course also provides an in-depth overview of how
to assess and develop behavior support plans for students using the Circle of
Courage model.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the concept of private logic and provide at least two examples of how private logic impacts behavior in the school setting.
  • Provide at least three examples of behavior supports for students who do not have all of their universal needs met.
  • Contrast trauma-informed, resilience-focused discipline and traditional school discipline practices.
  • Identify how positive behavior intervention supports can be integrated into trauma-informed and resilience-focused classrooms without using behavior management charts.
  • Discuss the importance of prioritizing in-classroom resets.
  • Describe the restore process from multiple settings (office, home, etc.).
  • Identify at least two of the most important things parents need to know about how trauma impacts learning and behavior.
  • Identify at least three ways your school can collaborate with community.
  • Describe the importance of self-care for educators and other school professionals.
  • Name at least three evaluation strategies to use to determine your school’s level of trauma-informed and resilience-focused practices.

Included with Purchase: 

  • Downloadable PDF of the Resetting for Resilience Guidebook and Presentation
  • CE Certificate of Completion (through approved providers)

 

Additional Details: 

  • If you have taken the Trauma-Informed Schools prior to September 2018, there will be some overlapping content.
  • This course takes approximately 6-hours to complete and you do not have to complete it in one sitting.
  • Starr eLearning courses can be completed on laptops, tablets, or mobile devices – allowing the content to be accessed whenever and wherever convenient.
  • Once you purchase this course, you will have access to it for 1-year (365 days) – courses can be renewed for another year at an additional fee if desired.
  • Resetting for Resilience completes the second of five courses required to achieve Certified Trauma Practitioner Certification on Starr’s education track. Click here to learn more!
abuse

Sexual Abuse

Sexual abuse is extremely compacted with many layers. Victims of sexual abuse can be any age or gender. Perpetrators can be family, friends or strangers. Court systems can be more traumatizing, police frightening and evidence may be hard to find. All of these things contribute to the challenges that exist for survivors of sexual abuse and assault. All of the different ways that sexual abuse and assault can occur cause it to be multi-layered and case sensitive. Every sexual assault or abuse case you encounter will have to be treated differently, as each case and set of clients that comes with it will be made up of different circumstances, beliefs, strengths and challenges. Course consists of reading, video clips and final test. CEs included.

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain a better understanding of the dynamics of sexual abuse and assault.
  • Increase knowledge of barriers faced by survivors of sexual abuse and their families.
  • Learn hands-on interventions to use with a variety of youth.

Course Creator/Instructor: Kelly Warner

Please Note:

This course takes approximately 6-hours to complete. You do not have to complete it in one sitting. Once you purchase this course you will have access to it for 1-year (365 days). You must complete it in that time period. You may renew it for another year for an additional fee if necessary.

Practicing Resilience

Practicing Resilience: Essential Self-Care Strategies for Helping Professionals

Pre-Requisite Courses: None

Course Overview: Practicing Resilience: Essential Self-Care Strategies for Helping Professionals is a journey of awareness, care, and compassion. Too frequently in a helping profession burnout are vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue written-off as the cost of caring. We know that this does not have to be true. Professionals need to find ways to live and flourish in their work. How do we do it? This training gives participants space to answer that question. Practicing Resilience will instill the absolute necessity of one’s commitment to intentionally care for themselves. One must know that self-care is not separate from their work; it is non-negotiable for their work. In this training/course, we will dig into what affects us as trauma practitioners, the psychophysiology of joy and stress, and the paradox as a spiritual possession. We will learn about the natural negativity bias and daily positive practices to counter it. In addition, we will inquire of our own universal needs and harness the power of neuroplasticity and awareness. Participants
will be guided through an array of experiences designed to help attune themselves to their true nature, connect them to their strengths, create resilient habits, and create a self-defined plan for how to care for themselves.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Define the experience of compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, and burnout.
  • Recognize the impact of society, organizations, and our personal experiences on how we find balance in  our work.
  • Describe the psychophysiology of stress and joy.
  • Recognize negativity bias, and harness the power of neuroplasticity.
  • Identify your own Universal Needs and evaluate your Circle of Courage®.
  • Demonstrate physical, mental, and emotional awareness practices to help guide you in creating an intentional, individualized plan to build resilience daily.

Unique Course Features:

  • Nearly 3 hours of guided movement practices
  • Over 50 minutes of guided meditations
  • Over 20 activities, including the framework to develop and implement your own self-care plan

Included with Purchase:

  • A downloadable PDF of the Practicing Resilience: Essential Self-Care Strategies for Helping Professionals Guidebook
  • CE Certificate of Completion

Additional Details:

  • This course takes approximately 6-hours to complete and we encourage you to take your time with it, completing the full experience over a 6-8 week period (or at whatever pace works best for you and your self-care needs).
  • Starr eLearning courses can be completed on laptops, tablets, or mobile devices – allowing the content to be accessed whenever and wherever you need it most.
  • Once you purchase this course, you will have access to it for 1-year (365 days) – and courses can be renewed for another year for an additional fee.
  • Practicing Resilience: Essential Self-Care Strategies for Helping Professionals counts as an elective toward achieving a Starr Commonwealth professional
    certification. Click here to learn more!

 

Mind Body Skills for Emotional Regulation (2nd Edition)

Pre-Requisite Courses: Children of Trauma and Resilience or Trauma-Informed Resilient Schools

Course Overview: Mind Body Skills for Emotional Regulation reviews the polyvagal theory and the psychophysiology of trauma, so that participants can understand behavior as a language for what is happening in the body. Participants will spend most of their time learning how to apply these theories in their daily work by directly experiencing the practices in their own bodies. Participants will also learn how to understand the power of mind/body awareness in supporting children and adolescents with self-regulating and creating strong internal and external resources. Experiential activities are practiced to help participants embody how to stimulate the social engagement network through establishing safety, human contact, muscles of the face, throat, and ears, movement, and sensory tools. Mind body skills are essential to the healing of trauma, but they also offer critical support for caregivers when navigating the daily experience of stress.  This course supports classroom teachers, therapists, administrators, and anyone who has ever felt
puzzled about how to help youth regulate their own behavior. Mind body skills highlighted in this training include breath work, mindfulness, movement, focused
awareness, compassion, connection, guided imagery, and expressive arts.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the Polyvagal Theory and how it informs sensory practices for healing
  • Explain the parts of the brain and neuroscience to clients/youth to help them understand their trauma response
  • Explain the meaning of emotional regulation and the process of co-regulation
  • Demonstrate present moment awareness to gain direct experience with the practice of mindfulness, and identify how it brings regulations to the autonomic nervous system
  • Develop strategies to establish safety
  • Demonstrate practices that stimulate the vagus nerve through human contact, muscles of the face, throat and ears, position and movement and sensory tools in order to apply these strategies in practice
  • Practice grounding, centering, and resource strategies to further develop resilience and emotional regulation

Included with Purchase: 

  • A downloadable PDF of the Mind Body Skills for Emotional Regulation (2nd Edition) Guidebook and Presentation
  • CE Certificate of Completion

Additional Details:

  • This course takes approximately 6-hours to complete and you do not have to complete it in one sitting.
  • Starr eLearning courses can be completed on laptops, tablets, or mobile devices – allowing the content to be accessed whenever and wherever convenient.
  • Once you purchase this course, you will have access to it for 1-year (365 days) – courses can be renewed for another year at an additional fee if desired.
  • Mind Body Skills for Emotional Regulation (2nd Edition) counts as an elective toward achieving a Starr Commonwealth professional
    certification. Click here to learn more!

LGBT Youth: From Trauma to Belonging (2nd Edition)

Pre-Requisite Courses: Children of Trauma and Resilience or Trauma-Informed Resilient Schools

Course Overview: LGBT Youth: Trauma to Belonging (2nd Edition)  is a course that was designed for professionals working in schools and organizations that serve children and adolescents identifying with the LGBT+ community. The course provides information related to working with LGBT+ young people. Topics include: rejection experienced by LGBT+ youth, the “crisis of belonging” experienced by LGBT+ youth, the trauma of rejection and its effects, using “The Five Shifts” to connect with and understand fellow members of the human family, The Oneness of Humankind, and various other skills, tools, and tips for being an ally to LGBT+ young people. Leaving this course, participants will be armed with the knowledge and tools to support the children/students they serve.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain common rejections of LGBT youth in their homes, communities and schools
  • Explain the impact of rejection and the “crisis of belonging” on LGBT young people
  • Explain how rejection, internalized homophobia, etc. traumatizes LGBT youth and how this impacts their health and well-being
  • Utilize the ‘Five-Shifts’ to connect with and understand fellow members of the human family
  • Identify strategies one can use to be an LGBT student ally and create safe learning environments for them

Included with Purchase: 

  • A downloadable PDF of the LGBT Youth: Trauma to Belonging (2nd Edition) Presentation
  • CE Certificate of Completion

Additional Details:

  • This course takes approximately 6-hours to complete and you do not have to complete it in one sitting.
  • Starr eLearning courses can be completed on laptops, tablets, or mobile devices – allowing the content to be accessed whenever and wherever convenient.
  • Once you purchase this course, you will have access to it for 1-year (365 days) – courses can be renewed for another year at an additional fee if desired.
  • LGBT Youth: Trauma to Belonging (2nd Edition)  counts as an elective toward achieving a Starr Commonwealth professional
    certification. Click here to learn more!

 

Post-Traumatic Growth

Post-Traumatic Growth

The concept of growing from, gaining in meaning, or benefiting in some way from personal experiences with trauma is called post-traumatic growth. Helping individuals develop post-traumatic growth in addition to coping with the aftermath of traumatic events and loss, can make a huge difference in their future lives. This course will teach participants how to promote this new growth and meaning in others. We will discuss the importance of core beliefs and how important they are in healing. Participants will learn hands-on activities to promote this growth in the individuals they work with.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will learn:

  • What post-traumatic growth is.
  • The difference between resilience and post-traumatic growth.
  • Understand how core beliefs impact their ability to heal from trauma.
  • Learn what the key components that are imperative for post-traumatic growth are.

Course Creator/Instructor: Jean West

Please Note:

This course takes approximately 6-hours to complete. You do not have to complete it in one sitting. Once you purchase this course you will have access to it for 1-year (365 days). You must complete it in that time period. You may renew it for another year for an additional fee if necessary.

 

putting it all together

Putting It All Together

This online course consists of video segments from a live training. It takes you on an experiential journey from assessment to closure that is intended to support your clinical implementation of the trauma intervention programs. Course consists of video segments and a final test. CEs included.

Learning Objectives:

  • Assessment: Discover trauma informed, play-based assessment techniques that will provide significant insight and clarity into the child’s perception of their traumatic experience and their worries.
  • Treatment Topics: Explore secondary wounding and its effects on trauma recovery, examine its effects on trauma recovery and resilience and learn about specific treatment options that integrate fully into the trauma intervention programs.
  • Closure: Learn trauma-focused closure interventions that will support the newly identified survivor and thriver as they prepare to walk again on their own.
  • Get ready to play as you learn immediately usable and practical techniques, activities and interventions to synthesize your learning application.

Course Creator/Instructor: Cheri Spehar

Please Note:

This course takes approximately 6-hours to complete. You do not have to complete it in one sitting. Once you purchase this course you will have access to it for 1-year (365 days). You must complete it in that time period. You may renew it for another year for an additional fee if necessary.

Healing the Trauma of Addiction

Pre-Requisite Course: Children of Trauma & Resilience

Course Overview: Healing the Trauma of Addiction is a course designed to help practitioners support adolescents and adults who are struggling with substance abuse. Instead of asking, “What happened?” it focuses on how to help these individuals regulate their emotions to sustain recovery. Participants will earn the process of moving traumatized and addicted individuals between themes of trauma and feelings of connection, resilience, and strength. Structured sessions are also presented to integrate mind-body skills and expressive art activities, providing the individual with a new platform to be an active participant in their healing.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the principles behind the psychophysiology of trauma
  • Define the psychophysiology of addiction and it’s overlap with trauma
  • Name at least three ways stress and trauma influence changes in the central nervous system
  • Identify the components of the core regulation network
  • Describe ways to engage the vagus nerve according to the polyvagal theory
  • Demonstrate activities you can use with individuals to pendulate between trauma and resilience themes
  • Understand addiction as a symptom of trauma, or as a response to lack of emotional regulation skills

Included with Purchase:

  • A downloadable PDF of the Healing the Trauma of Addiction Guidebook and Presentation
  • CE Certificate of Completion

Additional Details:

  • This course takes approximately 6-hours to complete and you do not have to complete it in one sitting.
  • Starr eLearning courses can be completed on laptops, tablets, or mobile devices – allowing the content to be accessed whenever and wherever convenient.
  • Once you purchase this course, you will have access to it for 1-year (365 days) – courses can be renewed for another year at an additional fee if desired.
  • Healing the Trauma of Addiction counts as an elective toward achieving a Starr Commonwealth professional certification. Click here to learn more!

 

Healing Trauma Schools

Healing Trauma & Restoring Resilience in Schools

SAVE 75% OFF FOR A LIMITED TIME!

Pre-requisite Courses: Trauma-Informed Resilient Schools and Resetting for Resilience

Course Overview: Healing Trauma and Restoring Resilience in Schools takes participants deeper into the brain science of trauma and toxic stress, exploring the polyvagal theory, epigenetics, and the science of resilience. The content emphasizes the importance of hope when working with at-risk students. Participants will learn about the SITCAP® model (Structured Sensory Interventions for Traumatized Children, Adolescents, and Parents) and practice sensory-based interventions from a variety of SITCAP® model programs, including Healing the Experience of Trauma: A Path to Resilience specific for schools. Experiential activities will also showcase how to process trauma and nurture and restore resilience in students of all ages.

This course contains much of the same content from the former Healing the Experience of Trauma: A Path to Resilience online course, and has been adapted for school professionals.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Name and describe the two branches of the parasympathetic nervous system.
  • Discuss the polyvagal theory as it relates to trauma and resilience.
  • Name at least one reason epigenetics is important to trauma practitioners.
  • Identify the main components of the SITCAP model.
  • Discuss how safety is maintained when implementing the SITCAP model.
  • Identify how exposure is connected to body sensations.
  • Name at least five questions to help create a trauma or resilience theme narrative.
  • Provide at least one example of cognitive reframing.
  • Discuss how the SITCAP model restores the universal needs of youth.
  • Identify at least three examples of sensory-based interventions for students in the school setting.

Included with Purchase: 

  • A downloadable PDF of the Healing Trauma and Restoring Resilience in Schools Guidebook
  • CE Certificate of Completion

Additional Details:

  • This course takes approximately 6-hours to complete and you do not have to complete it in one sitting.
  • Starr eLearning courses can be completed on laptops, tablets, or mobile devices – allowing the content to be accessed whenever and wherever convenient.
  • Once you purchase this course, you will have access to it for 1-year (365 days) – courses can be renewed for another year at an additional fee if desired.
  • Healing Trauma and Restoring Resilience in Schools is the third of five courses required to achieve Certification Trauma Practitioner certification on Starr’s education track. Click here to learn more!

 

Expressive Art

Trauma-Informed Expressive Art Therapy

This course will take you on an online journey into the experiential world and work of expressive arts. It will provide a foundation in expressive arts therapy to build from. You will explore some of the main models of expressive therapies, identify the primary principles and premises that build a theory of expressive arts and learn how to invite your clients to an expressive experience with the arts. This course is a combination of both reading and experiential activities. You will be invited to move your body, paint, write, draw and use music to explore and express with the hopes of learning, in a sensory way, about the power of the arts for healing and transformation. Course consists of reading, activities and final test. CEs included.

Learning Objectives:

  • To introduce clinicians to the world of expressive arts therapy in general and intermodal expressive arts therapy in particular.
  • To increase understanding of the concept of therapist as witness in the expressive arts therapy world.
  • To learn how to set up the space for expressive arts experience and how to invite clients to the experience.
  • To understand a variety of ways to work with the art, once it has “arrived.”
  • To explore how the expressive arts can be used by the therapist for self-care.

Course Creator/Instructor: Carmen Richardson

Please Note:

This course takes approximately 6-hours to complete. You do not have to complete it in one sitting. Once you purchase this course you will have access to it for 1-year (365 days). You must complete it in that time period. You may renew it for another year for an additional fee if necessary.

 

Children of Trauma and Resilience

Children of Trauma and Resilience

Pre-Requisite Courses: None

Audience: Anyone who works with children, adolescents, families, or communities.

Course Overview: Children of Trauma and Resilience introduces participants to a trauma-informed and resilience-focused mindset and teaches participants about
toxic stress and trauma, how to help process those experiences, and how to foster and nurture characteristics of resilience. This course begins with a strong focus on resilience and includes an exploration of how core values and beliefs direct the way professionals work with children. The four universal needs of all human beings as explained by the Circle of Courage model including belonging, mastery, independence, and generosity are explained and discussed. Participants learn about the experience of trauma as one that impacts a person’s body and shown a demonstration of trauma’s impact on the brain. Participants learn the importance of sensory-based interventions and how to assess a child’s private logic and universal needs. Finally, participants practice the development of trauma-informed and resilience-focused support plans for youth.

NOTE: If you have taken Children of Trauma prior to January of 2019, this training will have significant overlap with the exception of an introduction to the Circle of Courage. This training also includes some content from Courageous Connections and Courageous Classrooms.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify at least five questions to ask to promote trauma-informed and resilience-focused mindset, when working with youth.
  • Identify the four main protective factors of resilient youth.
  • Discuss the four universal needs and provide examples to support each.
  • Name three differences between grief and trauma reactions.
  • Identify the three main functions of the deep brain.
  • Identify at least three functions of the outer brain.
  • Describe how trauma impacts the deep and outer brain functions.
  • Identify at least five symptoms and reactions of toxic stress and trauma that may mimic other mental health disorders.
  • Describe the concept of private logic and provide at least two examples of how private logic impacts behavior.
  • Provide at least three examples of behavior supports for youth who do not have all of their universal needs met.

Included with Purchase:

  • A downloadable PDF of the Children of Trauma and Resilience Guidebook and Presentation
  • CE Certificate of Completion

Additional Details:

  • This course takes approximately 6-hours to complete and you do not have to complete it in one sitting.
  • Starr eLearning courses can be completed on laptops, tablets, or mobile devices – allowing the content to be accessed whenever and wherever convenient.
  • Once you purchase this course, you will have access to it for 1-year (365 days) – courses can be renewed for another year at an additional fee if desired.
  • Children of Trauma and Resilience is the first of five courses required to achieve
    Certified Trauma Practitioner certification on Starr’s clinical track. Click here to learn more!