The Center for START Services hosted a no-cost Virtual START National Training Institute (SNTI) from May 4-May 6, 2020. The virtual SNTI was an enormous success, with over 400 participants. We were pleasantly surprised that the sense of community experienced at our live SNTI was achieved via our virtual institute this year. The cohesion, warmth and camaraderie were palpable, and only enhanced our learning and sharing experience. The entire program was recorded and is available for viewing below.
Kelly Nye-Lengerman, PhD, MSW, LGSW
LovingKindness Mindfulness Exercise
with Joan B. Beasley, PhD
Dan Tomasulo, PhD, MFA, MAPP, incoming Academic Director, Spirituality Mind Body Institute (SMB) MA Degree Program, core faculty, full-time lecturer, Department of Clinical Psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University
Until recently hope has not been explored as a state or trait that can be cultivated. New research has revealed there are several cognitive and emotional processes that are able to be acquired. This presentation gives an overview of Learned Hopefulness research and the activities which facilitate its development.
Text "Hopeful" to 44222 to receive additional resources from Dan Tomaslulo.
Q&A with Dan Tomasulo
Facilitated by Karen L. Weigle, PhD
The START Film
The START Film, produced by award-winning documentary filmmaker Dan Habib, captures the unique and groundbreaking practices and philosophies of the START model. START’s impact is viewed through the perspectives of START clients, family members, and local service providers in Fort Worth, Texas, New York City, and Durham, North Carolina. The film will premiere on Tuesday afternoon and include a live Q&A session with flimmaker Dan Habib, producers, and special guests. Panelists: Dr. Karen Weigle, CSS Associate Director & Dan Habib, Filmmaker (Facilitators); From NY4- Richmond Kings: Sharon Cyrus-Savary (Program Director), Deandra Brent (START Coordinator), Ms. Clara Casa Bibiana (Parent of a young woman receiving services from Richmond Kings START program); From TX START Tarrant County: Dave Gunter (Resource Center Director); From NC START Central: Shelle Oosting (START team leader), Braxton Utley (Person receiving services from NC Central START program).
START Film Panel