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Trauma STARs: Understanding Trauma and Trauma-Informed Practice | Presented by CHRIS 180

Individual trauma ... has lasting adverse effects on the person’s ability to function and on one’s physical, social, emotional, or spiritual well-being. – CHRIS 180

This foundational course from CHRIS 180 will provide you with an understanding of how trauma impacts children, families, adults, caregivers, and providers, including the implications of complex trauma exposure, how to respond to individuals who have experienced trauma, the lifelong impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), and the impact of vicarious trauma.

Participants will also learn how to promote a trauma-informed system through Trauma STARs (Safety, Trustworthiness, Awareness, Relationship Driven) model of integration. This engaging training is interactive and includes lecture, video, and group activities.

Trauma STARs is a component of the CHRIS Training Institute, which offers three primary courses for individuals, organizations, and communities: Trauma STARs, Trauma Assessment, and Trauma Toolbox. Through the Training Institute, CHRIS 180 aims to help people heal and develop the skills they need to navigate life and contribute to their community.


At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Define and understand trauma and traumatic stress.
  • Describe the effects of complex trauma on learning, behavior, and development.
  • Recognize how you can support others in building their resilience and social-emotional development.


Appropriate and necessary for all staff members. Especially suited for frontline staff, including team members in programs, front desk, customer service, and community engagement.


The mission of CHRIS 180 is to heal children, strengthen families, and build community, with a vision to improve our community by providing children, adults, and families with high-quality, trauma-informed behavioral health services and support systems. With the goal of expanding impact, CHRIS 180 provides training not only for their own staff, but also for the broader community through the CHRIS Training Institute, with a focus on trauma-informed care, best clinical practices, and effective prevention.

Programs and services are supported by a commitment to excellence in governance and management; investments in people, facilities, and technology; and engagement with the community.

Learn more at CHRIS180.org.


  • August 28, 2020


9:00 am - 12:30 pm


Online Class
You will receive log-in information after registering for the course.

Registration Details

GCN Members: $125
Nonmember: $125

Please note: Because this course is offered through a partner organization, NU+ThinkHR subscriptions do not apply.