Mpls Health Dept. Office of Violence Prevention funded trauma healing, resilience, and restorative justice trainings

Dear Field Regina, Northrup neighborhood,

I hope you are safe, healthy, and well.

Below are the online July trainings and racial healing talking circles that have been funded by the City of Mpls Office of Violence Prevention and the Engelsma Family Foundation.  Anything you can do to get this information out to the residents in your neighborhood will be terrific.

Introduction to Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience for Cultural Competence – 2 hour online training

When terrible things happen, like COVID-19, racism, police brutality, our peace is stolen from us.

Most people want to build peace back into their lives and community.
These 2-hour online trainings are partially funded by the City of Minneapolis’ Office of Violence Prevention to promote racial trauma healing, resilience, and restorative justice for all who live, work, and/or play in Minneapolis.
Pay-what-you-can up to $30
Click the date/time link to register:

Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 2pm – 4pm CST                          Friday, July 17, 2020, 10am – 12pm CST
Tuesday, July 21, 2020, 2pm – 4pm CST                          Thursday, July 23, 2020, 10am – 12pm CST
Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 2pm – 4pm CST                          Friday, July 31, 2020, 10am – 12pm CST

This 2-hour online training teaches basic concepts, models, and strategies of the 5-day Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience – STAR Training. STAR is a research and practice-supported community education training integrating neuropsychology, trauma healing and resilience, restorative justice, nonviolent conflict transformation, and broadly defined spirituality for increasing cultural competence. All are welcome to join us. Space is limited to 30. This training is for everyone: laypeople, paraprofessionals, and licensed professionals. This training is not only for “staff.”
Training objectives:

1. Learn and reflect on the various types of trauma and common responses to psychological trauma for increased racial healing and equity.
2. Learn and reflect on the links between unhealed trauma and cycles of harm and violence experienced by all people.
3. Learn and reflect on the basic STAR trauma healing and resilience models and associated practices for increased racial healing and equity.
4. Explore ways to apply trauma healing, resilience, and restorative justice practices toward building peace within your sphere of influence.

Minnesota social workers, teachers, and nurses can earn 2 hours of continuing education for $45. These trainings are in high demand. Register early. Sponsored by Minnesota Peacebuilding Leadership Institutehttp://mnpeace.org/

Quotes from Intro to STAR trainees:
“Thank you so much for this wonderful opportunity! It was an excellent balance of valuable information and critical reflection, and it was so nice to be able to connect in smaller groups.  Kudos on a great training!”
“This training gave me hope, helped me feel energized to have new information but also to know many others are interested in this content and applying it to their lives and work. Thank you for taking the financial risk to offer these no/low cost trainings. Very well done, thorough and clearly presented high level overview of extremely complex topics. I will definitely share with others what I have gained, and I hope and pray that your work will be blessed and multiplied at this difficult time in history. Thank you!”  

Online STAR-Lite Training: Learning Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience in a Single Day for Cultural Competence – 8-hour online training

This training is being partially grant-funded by the Engelsma Family Foundation for those who live, work, and/or play in Minneapolis. 

Click here for details and to register: Wednesday, July 22, 2020, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. CST
Pay-what-you-can-up-to $40.
STAR-Lite is a single-day, evidence-based online training integrating neuropsychology, trauma healing and resilience, restorative justice, nonviolent conflict transformation, and broadly defined spirituality. STAR-Lite is for professionals, paraprofessionals, and laypeople. All are welcome to join us. This training is partially funded by the Engelsma Family Foundation. Space is limited to 60. Optional 6.5 CEs and 5.5 CLEs available for an additional $35. Please register as soon as possible and at least by 9am the day before the training.

Coming to the Table (CTTT) are free, monthly racial healing talking circles to address interpersonal, community, and structural racial harm, violence, and trauma. At CTTT, descendants of those who were enslaved, descendants of slave owners, Indigenous community members, and all those interested in engaging in safe constructive dialogue are invited to come together to envision Minneapolis as a just and truthful community – one that acknowledges and seeks to heal the racial wounds from the historical trauma of slavery, genocide of Native Americans, and the racism these collective traumas continue to spawn. CTTT provides ongoing relationship engagement, leadership, resources, and a supportive environment to dismantle racism. Join Peacebuilding Assistant Executive Director and CTTT facilitator Crixell Shell and others invested in transforming racialized trauma into nonviolent power with positive productive alternatives to revenge to make Minneapolis a peacebuilding power city for all. 20 people maximum per circle. Register for these free monthly online talking circles at: https://www.mnpeace.org/events.html

We are grateful to the Engelsma Family Foundation for funding our CTTT Minneapolis talking circles in 2020.

The following online trainings do not have grant funding. Nonetheless, they are open to all who wish to attend:

Introduction to Restorative Justice for Community Healing and Transformation  2-hour online training
Relationships are ruptured by harm and violence. Restorative justice heals and repairs individual and community relationships to prevent violence.
Pay-What-You-Can-Up to $50   This training is for everyone who wants to learn the basics of Restorative Justice.

Details and registration are at these links:
Friday, July 10, 2020, 10am – 12noon
Friday, July 24, 2020, 10am – 12noon
Training objectives:
1. Learn the basic Restorative Justice philosophy, principles, and practices.
2. Learn the differences between Restorative Justice and other types of justice.
3. Discuss how to apply Restorative Justice concepts through a trauma-informed lens for community healing and transformation.

Resilience and Self-Care: Training for Practice in Everyday Life   2-hour online training
When terrible things happen and our peace is stolen from us, most people want to build peace back into our lives.
Join us to learn, explore, and apply strategies to build peace into our personal and community lives with self-care practices for resilience.
Details and registration here:  Friday, July 10, 2020, 2pm – 4pm
This training is for everyone.   Pay-What-You-Can-Up to $50
Training objectives:
1. Learn the definitions and purpose of resilience and self-care
2. Learn Resilience and self -are research and how it applies to everyday life.
3. Learn strategies for self-care to build resilience
4. Consider how to apply strategies self-care for resilience in everyday life.

If you’d like digital images for each of these events, please let me know and I will send them to you.

Thank you for your leadership!

Together, transforming our communities peace by peace,

Donna L. Minter, PhD, LP
she/her/hers
Founder and Executive Director

Minnesota Peacebuilding Leadership Institute
5200 47th Avenue S., Ste. 101
Minneapolis, MN 55417

612-345-4310

www.mnpeace.org

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The Minnesota Peacebuilding Leadership Institute (“Peacebuilding”) is a 501(c)(3) non-partisan public charity nonprofit organization transforming psychological trauma into nonviolent power with positive productive alternatives to revenge. We prepare individuals, organizations, and communities for truth-telling and repairing harm for healed, just relationships toward the possibility of reconciliation.

Our mission is to instigate, train, and support racially, sexually, culturally, ethnically, religiously, and economically diverse individuals and organizations to become trauma-informed, resilience-oriented, and restorative justice-focused, empowering communities in Minnesota, the USA, and around the world. Our vision is making Minnesota the peacebuilding power state for all. 

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