Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience Training Offered February 8-12 2016

STAR Level 1 Training

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Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience Level 1

February 8- February 12, 2016
Mountain View Mennonite Church
1120 W. 13th Street, Upland, CA 91786


Twenty months have passed since the Sewol Ferry capsized killing 304 people, mostly Korean high school students. Just about a week ago, a settlement was made between Korea and Japan regarding the Comfort Women, women who suffered wartime sexual slavery, without these halmonis (grandmothers)being part of the discussion. Many people around the world who have been agonizing and supporting these halmonis for over two decades are appalled. Where is justice? How do we talk about such atrocities? How do we walk alongside as people of God when people around us have experienced traumatic events?  How can we be equipped to restore people who are suffering deeply?

In wrestling with these urgent questions, we have partnered with Mennonite Central Committee West Coast, PSMC's Anabaptist Resource Center, and Eastern Mennonite University to bring STAR program to southern California.

STAR Level 1
 is a five-day research-supported trauma awareness and resilience training program facilitated by faculty approved by EMU’s Center for Justice and Peacebuilding (CJP).  STAR brings together theory and practices from neurobiology, conflict transformation, human security, spirituality, and restorative justice to address the needs of trauma-impacted individuals and communities. 

The training combines lectures with experiential and interactive activities.  Learning happens through presentations, physical activity, creative expression, and interaction with other participants.  At the end of the training participants will be able to bring a trauma-informed perspective to their personal and professional lives, present the basic concepts and use the tools with others. Certificates will be received.


  • Trauma overview & definitions – types of trauma
  • Effects of trauma – emotional, cognitive, physical, spiritual, behavioral
  • Unhealed trauma and cycles of victimhood and violence – acting in and acting out
  • Tools and processes for addressing trauma – body, mind, spirit; restorative justice and     conflict transformation
  • Resilience and self-care – individual and collective


  •  Trainers: Ludzy Stucky, Mennonite Central Committee West Coast and Tina Schlabach, Shalom Mennonite Fellowship
  • Training begins at 10am Monday and ends at 12pm Friday
  • Register early – first come first serve basis. Minimum age 21
  • Training is designed for those working with trauma, violence or conflict-affected populations but admission is open to all

Cost for training is $400. Additional scholarships are available through ReconciliAsian. You must apply for the scholarship by January 8, 2016.

 Space limited to 25 participants.

If you or anyone you know are interested, please
 contact Hyun and Sue Park Hur of ReconciliAsian at or call 213-255-8883 (English) or 213-255-8886 (Korean)