Certificate of Trauma-Informed, Resilience-Focused Education

Gain a deeper understanding of the impact of trauma and resilience on learning, gain the skills to heal trauma in education settings, and earn designation as a Starr Certified Trauma & Resilience Practitioner (CTRP).

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What You Will Learn

  • Gain new tools and skills to heal trauma and build resilience within your educational setting
  • Earn a professional credential that demonstrates your commitment to building resilience in the children, families and communities you serve

About This Professional Certificate

Grow your understanding of how learning and the school experience is impacted by stress and trauma. You’ll learn proactive strategies to foster connections, prioritize emotional skills and establish safety. Courses also delve into concepts like Circle of Courage and the SITCAP model. You’ll also learn to practice resilience skills as a method of self-care to keep you minimize professional fatigue.

Completing the five self-paced courses and the online exam, results in a digital badge for you to add to professional materials and platforms showcasing your commitment to continued learning and development. 

Courses required for program completion

Trauma-Informed Resilient Schools

Beginner | Childhood Development | Self-Paced | 6 hours

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.
Resetting for Resilience

Intermediate | Childhood Development | Self-Paced | 6 hours

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.
Healing Trauma & Restoring Resilience in Schools

Intermediate | Childhood Development | Self-Paced | 6 hours

Healing Trauma & 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.
Practicing Resilience

Beginner | Wellness | Self-Paced | 6 hours

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.
Mind Body Skills for Emotional Regulation

Beginner | Wellness | Self-Paced | 6 hours

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.
Trauma-Informed, Resilience-Focused Education Exam

Intermediate | Childhood Development | Self-Paced | 1 hour

After achieving Certified Trauma & Resilience Practitioner certification, you may use the credential “CTRP-E”, which stands for Certified Trauma & Resilience Practitioner – Education, and display your badge in your email signature, professional/social networking sites, and more!

Get College Credit

You know that your Starr certification will enable you to bring out the best in individuals, families and communities, but did you know that it will also move you closer to a college degree at Franklin University? Because additional education equals increased opportunities, Franklin enables students to build on professional training, like Starr certification, and earn employer-respected degrees.

If you're interested in learning how completion of a Starr program can save you time and money toward Franklin degree program please contact us at fwmarketplace@franklin.edu.

Starr Commonwealth

Floyd Starr's belief that "there is no such thing as a bad child" spurred a strength-based approach to building resilience in children that has continued for more than 100 years. By working to showcase the innate goodness in all children, empowering professionals and communities to better serve children and providing resources necessary to move children toward success, Starr Commonwealth has changed the trajectory of countless lives. To date, Starr has trained over 3,000 schools and agencies across North America and thousands of professionals around the world to heal trauma and build resilience in order to create brighter futures for individuals and communities. For more information, visit starr.org.

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