The holiday season is upon us: at home, in the workplace, in our communities, classrooms, and far and wide in the media, online, and in neighborhood stores. This time of year can inspire festive gatherings and activities of joy, togetherness, and... Continue reading.
For many trauma-informed practitioners, caring for the children they serve is often through the lens of “patient” or “student”. Rarely does our work become too personal. For Starr Certified Trauma Practitioner Jon Jon Rivero, 2013’s... Continue reading.
Recently a teenage client asked me a question that threw me, unexpectedly. (Over the years, I’ve amassed a considerable anthology of examples on what makes them famous for this gift, so it’s not an easy thing to do these days!) I attended an... Continue reading.
For Linda Duran, the need for a grief and loss support group emerged when students in her school had already experienced tragedy. [caption id="attachment_2089" align="alignright" width="280"] Click here to download your free "Helping a Friend... Continue reading.
Leading to the release of her new course, Practicing Resilience, Erin Reed will be guiding readers through her best advice for taking care of one's self. As professionals shoulder the burden of their students' or clients' trauma, it is paramount... Continue reading.
Fall is in full-swing, and hopefully a sense of “normalcy” to the school year has set in. It’s a welcome feeling for many families! There is a growing movement across our nation that parents may not be aware of. It’s the concept of having... Continue reading.
Trauma affects us all. Whether it comes from our own experiences, or we feel the impact vicariously, chances are that negative interactions we have had in the past could have been resolved differently had all parties involved been trauma-informed.... Continue reading.
As a supplement to Starr Commonwealth’s Violence in Schools resource, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Derek Allen shared this perspective on what schools can do to proactively curb school violence. [caption... Continue reading.
One of most powerful tools in a trauma-informed practitioners belt is the ability to remain constantly curious about what has happened, or is happening, to children in their care. Often, it can be difficult to know where to start in order to build... Continue reading.
During her time in the classroom, it was no wonder to Julie McDaniel-Muldoon why she always attracted those students who struggled to find their sense of belonging. From chess club and Magic the Gathering, to punk rockers and “misfits”, these... Continue reading.
As part of the Summit experience, Starr is excited to announce that a panel of experts will be assembled to provide their first-hand experience in healing trauma and building resilience in clinical, educational, and residential settings. A... Continue reading.
Join Starr Commonwealth for the final stop on a Calhoun County-wide, traveling art exhibition featuring work from students at Battle Creek Public Schools, Lakeview Public Schools, and Marshall Public Schools. Happening at EastEnd Studio in Marshall,... Continue reading.
On July 11, 2019, several witnesses and committee members shared their personal stories at the Federal Committee on Oversight and Reform Hearing—and it was incredibly powerful. Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-IL) set the tone early in the hearing by... Continue reading.
As Starr Commonwealth continues to foster healing in 2019 through trauma-informed and resilience-focused care, we are celebrating the professionals who make our groundbreaking work possible, and who are driven to heal through their hard work in the... Continue reading.
Any trauma-informed practitioner should know that “stressed brains can’t learn.” While this important adage resonates in any setting, the stress referred to can vary wildly. For Beryl Cheal’s SuperGirls, the stresses of war, genocide, and... Continue reading.