Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience (STAR)
How can we prepare to respond to others’ needs when tragedy strikes? How do trauma/chronic stress impact the body, mind, and spirit? How can we help others in ways that do no harm? This presentation begins to address these questions by introducing the principles of Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience (STAR). STAR, developed at the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding (CJP) in Harrisonburg, VA after 9/11, integrates trauma awareness, restorative justice, conflict transformation, peacebuilding, mediation, ritual, moral imagination, and the arts by providing a compass toward healing community and individual trauma.
Trauma Informed Approaches: Engaging African American Men
This presentation will show the need for a trauma informed and community based best practices focused on men addressing past traumatic experiences to help them identify, intercept (catch) and overcome beliefs and behaviors that have acted as self-imposed barriers to decrease the likelihood of re-offending and/or acting out violently and become a healthy part of the community.
•· Discuss the link of present and past traumatic experiences to emotional and mental health issues among African American men.
•· Discuss promising interventions and preventions practices to address African American men’s trauma and mental health issues.
•· Discuss the importance of being aware of the trauma link by both clinician and client to improve outcomes.
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