ExcelU - Self-Empowerment & Resiliency eBundle

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 content is 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.

Purchase of the eBundle includes access to the following:

For more information about Starr's partnership with ExcelU, additional ExcelU programs and professional training/coaching opportunities, and how you can bring NBA great Willie Burton to your school/organization, please visit this webpage!

Advanced Certified Trauma & Resilience Practitioner - eBundle

Starr Commonwealth provides Certified Trauma & Resilience Practitioners (CTRPs)  the opportunity to continue to advance expertise in healing trauma and building resilience by achieving Advanced Certified Trauma & Resilience Practitioner (ACTRP) status.

Purchase of this eBundle includes the following courses, transcript review, and certificate and badge of completion:

  1. LGBT Youth: From Trauma to Belonging (2nd Edition)
  2. Breathe! Rock! Draw! Self-Regulation Strategies
  3. Sexual Abuse
  4. Understanding and Combatting Child Sex Trafficking
  5. Group Strategies and Interventions

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Certified Trauma & Resilience Practitioner - 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.


Trauma-Informed Resilient Schools and Resetting for Resilience Bundle

Limited time introductory bundle!

This package is the foundation every educator and school employee should know to best support students. Learn all 10 steps to create a trauma-informed resilient school through this bundle of Trauma-Informed Resilient Schools and Resetting for Resilience.

NOTE: This bundle is designed for professionals who HAVE NOT taken Trauma-Informed Resilient Schools. If you have already taken Trauma-Informed Resilient Schools, you are eligible to take the follow-up course Resetting for Resilience for $49. Visit starr.org/rfr to take advantage of these savings.

Trauma-Informed Resilient Schools

Interested in getting started for free? Head over to the Trauma-Informed Resilient Schools store page and use the code TRAUMAINFORMED at checkout to register for the course free of charge.

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 sponsors)

Additional Details: 

  • This course takes approximately 6-hours to complete and 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) - 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!

Resetting for Resilience

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 sponsors)

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. 
  • 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!

Certified Trauma & Resilience Practitioner – Education Track eBundle

Starr Commonwealth provides professionals with the opportunity to obtain certification as a Certified Trauma Practitioner or Advanced Certified Trauma Practitioner. Thousands of professionals have obtained certification since 1995 and tens of thousands have attended our trainings internationally. Currently, over 3,000 schools and agencies across North America have been trained in Starr Commonwealth’s intervention programs.

Purchase of this eBundle includes the following:

Think you may be interested in becoming a Certified Trainer? Consider taking our new Certified Trainer eBundle which includes all 5 pre-requisite courses. What's great about this new eBundle is, it allows aspiring trainers to achieve both Certified Trauma Practitioner (CTP) status in their area of focus and, ultimately, Certified Trainer (CT) status in the most cost-effective, time-conscious manner possible. Either way you go it's a win-win, and we appreciate your consideration!


Maintaining Certification

Once certified practitioner status has been achieved, individuals must complete the following each calendar year to maintain active status:

  • Complete one of Starr’s CE approved 6 credit online courses, OR
  • Attend a full-day Starr training

Please Note: 

  • Once purchased, you will have access to each course and exam included in the bundle for 1-year (365 days) 

Certified Trauma & Resilience Practitioner – Clinical Track eBundle

Starr Commonwealth provides professionals with the opportunity to obtain certification as a Certified Trauma Practitioner or Certified Trainer. Thousands of professionals have obtained certification since 1995 and tens of thousands have attended our trainings internationally. Currently, over 3,000 schools and agencies across North America have been trained in Starr Commonwealth’s intervention programs.

Purchase of this eBundle includes the following:

Think you may be interested in becoming a Certified Trainer? Consider taking our new Certified Trainer eBundle which includes all 5 pre-requisite courses. What's great about this new eBundle is, it allows aspiring trainers to achieve both Certified Trauma Practitioner (CTP) status in their area of focus and, ultimately, Certified Trainer (CT) status in the most cost-effective, time-conscious manner possible. Either way you go it's a win-win, and we appreciate your consideration!


Maintaining Certification

Once certified practitioner status has been achieved, individuals must complete the following each calendar year to maintain active status:

  • Complete one of Starr’s CE approved 6 credit online courses, OR
  • Attend a full-day Starr training

Please Note: 

  • Once purchased, you will have access to each course and exam included in the bundle for 1-year (365 days)