Education & Training

STAR® offers a variety of community engagement programs to carry out our vision of building a healthy community free from oppression and sexual trauma. Connect with us to participate in your event or to request a workshop for your organization, group, or school. Workshop offerings are available for adults and youth in the communities we serve.

Community Outreach

Connect with us to participate in an event, table at a health fair, or request a STAR® 101 in-service for your business, group or organization. Click here to submit an outreach request form.

Trainings

Take your knowledge to the next level by bringing in a STAR® trainer to provide your team with the skills to better work with survivors of sexual violence. We view learning as a participatory process, therefore all of our workshops are highly interactive and experiential. Availability of these workshops may depend on your location. Our community education programming is designed to make a positive impact by incorporating theory on best practices and evidence from program evaluation. 

The following workshops are provided to organizations for a fee, the cost of which is determined based on an assessment conducted by the STAR® team. Click here to request a workshop for your group or organization and a member of our team will contact you to conduct our brief phone assessment to determine the cost.

Dynamics of Sexual Violence     
Target Audience: General Public       
Workshop Length
: 3 Hours

This interactive training that builds empathy for survivors of sexual violence, informs about the dynamics and impacts of sexual violence, and equips participants to support and advocate for survivors when the need arises. This workshop is approved for 3.0 general hours of continuing education for counselors and social workers.

Sexual Trauma 101
Target Audience: General Public      
Workshop Length
: 1.5 Hours  

Sexual Trauma 101 is an interactive training through which participants learn about the problem of sexual violence, including types, impacts, causes and solutions. This workshop is approved for 1.5 general hours of continuing education for counselors and social workers.

Healthy Sexuality
Target Audience: General Public      
Workshop Length
: 3 Hours 

Healthy Sexuality is an interactive training about the concept of healthy sexuality and its potential for reducing rates of sexual violence. 

Let’s Have the Talk    
Target Audience: Counselors, Social Workers, & Mental Health Professionals      
Workshop Length
: 3 Hours    

This workshop will educate participants about the characteristics of a healthy sexual adult and the difference between harmful, unhealthy and healthy sexual behaviors. Participants will also identify the barriers to clients developing a healthy sexual self and learn tools to assist clients with developing a healthier sexual self. This workshop is approved for 3.0 clinical hours of continuing education for counselors and social workers.

Neurobiology of Trauma
Target Audience: General Public & First Responders
Workshop Length
: 1.5 Hours                  

This workshop educates participants about what happens in the brain during a sexual trauma and how this can affect victims’ behavior. This workshop is approved for 1.5 general hours of continuing education for counselors and social workers.

Triple P: Positive Parenting Program
Target Audience: Parents or Caregivers with Children ages 12 or Younger
Workshop Length
: Series of 3 Workshops, 1.5 Hours Each  

Selected Triple P is for parents or caregivers with children 12 years or younger who are interested in promoting their child’s development through one or more of the three seminars: Positive Parenting, Raising Confident and Competent Children, and Raising Resilient Children. The series of 1.5-hour seminars can assist parents with specific concerns about their child’s behavior or development.

Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI)
Target Audience: Parents or Caregivers with Children
Workshop Length
: 3 Hours  

TBRI® is an attachment-based, trauma-informed intervention that is designed to meet the complex needs of vulnerable children. TBRI® offers practical tools for parents, caregivers, teachers, or anyone who works with children, to see the “whole child” in their care and help that child reach his highest potential.

Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Assault     
Target Audience: Counselors, Social Workers, & Mental Health Professionals      
Workshop Length
: 3 Hours      

This module will help participants build skills to respond to disclosures of sexual violence.  This workshop is approved for 3.0 clinical hours of continuing education for counselors and social workers.

Understanding ACEs
Target Audience: General Public
Workshop Length
: 4-6 Hours

ACEs, or adverse childhood experiences, describes all types of abuse, neglect, and other traumatic childhood experiences. This workshop explores the landmark Kaiser Permanente/CDC ACE Study which links the short- and long-term effects of adverse childhood experiences to many of society’s most challenging issues. The study scientifically shares the effects of these experiences during development to increased risk of physical, mental, and behavioral problems later in life.

Working with Survivors in the Legal System       
Target Audience: Attorneys      
Workshop Length
: 3 Hours                   

This training educates participants about the civil legal needs of sexual assault survivors to enhance their ability to successfully advocate for survivors of sexual assault. This workshop is approved for 3.0 hours of continuing legal education for attorneys (1 hour of ethics, 1 hour of professional, and 1 hour of general credits).

Coping with Compassion Fatigue       
Target Audience: Mental Health Professionals, Teachers, & First Responders
Workshop Length
: 3 Hours                   

Compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, and burnout are frequently experienced by those working in caring and crisis response professions. This training provides tools to individuals and workplaces to better prevent and cope with these experiences. This training is approved for 3.0 general contact hours for social workers.

Ethical Considerations for Working with Survivors of Sexual Assault       
Target Audience: Mental Health Professionals
Workshop Length
: 3 Hours                   

This training will help participants identify and process ethical issues that arise when working with survivors of sexual trauma. This workshop provides a foundational understanding of sexual trauma, a review of mandated reporting requirements, and scenarios utilizing the ethical decision-making model. This training is approved for 3.0 Ethics contact hours for counselors and social workers. 

Building a Positive Conflict Culture   
Target Audience: Workplace Professionals & Leadership Teams
Workshop Length
: 4 Hours (All Staff) & 2 Hours (Leadership Teams)                  

Conflict is inevitable in the workplace, but that doesn’t have to be a bad thing. Common approaches to conflict lead to breakdowns in trust, communication and collaboration, yet productive and positive approaches to conflict can lead to greater collaboration, effectiveness and innovation. This training engages participants to reflect on their approaches to conflict and identify ways to apply more positive conflict practices in the workplace. 

Youth Education

We provide single and multi-session workshops targeted at building students’ knowledge and understanding of consent, dating, healthy relationships, human trafficking and sexual harassment. Click here to request a youth education presentation for your class or organization.

Consent 101
This workshop will help students develop an understanding of consent through dialogue, discussion, and scenarios.

Dating 101
This workshop educates students about the warning signs and impact of dating violence and explores the positive alternative of healthy relationships.

Not a #Number
Not a #Number is an interactive, five-module prevention curriculum designed to teach youth how to protect themselves from human trafficking and exploitation through information, critical thinking, and skill development. 

Safe Dates
Safe Dates is a ten-session dating abuse prevention program to raise students’ awareness of what constitutes healthy and abusive dating relationships, as well as the causes and consequences of dating abuse.

Shifting Boundaries
Shifting Boundaries is a six-session evidence-based, multi-level prevention program for middle school students, which addresses sexual harassment and precursors to dating violence.

Capital Area Branch

5615 Corporate Blvd., Ste 200
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Office: (225) 615-7093 
Fax: (225) 615-7236

Central Louisiana Branch

1412 Peterman Drive, Ste A
Alexandria, LA 71301
Office: (318) 625-7592 
Fax: (318) 625-7593

Greater New Orleans Branch

123 N. Genois Street
New Orleans, LA 70119
Office: (504) 407-0711 
Fax: (504) 509-6368

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