Elaine Barge

Elaine Barge


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Elaine Zook Barge is Assistant Professor of the Practice of Trauma Awareness & Resilience. Since its inception in 2001, she has worked closely with STAR (Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience), a research-supported training program for those whose work brings them in contact with populations dealing with historic or current trauma. From 2006-2014, she was the director of the STAR program. She currently facilitates STAR trainings in the USA, Africa, Asia and Latin America/Caribbean as well as mentors STAR practitioners and certified trainers worldwide. Her work in conflict zones in El Salvador, Nicaragua and Guatemala with Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) in the 80’s and 90’s continues to inform and motivate her current practice. Elaine holds a Master of Arts in Conflict Transformation (2003) and a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition/Community Development (1984) from Eastern Mennonite University.


B.S. Eastern Mennonite University
M.A. Eastern Mennonite University


Co-author of STAR: The Unfolding Story, 2001-2011 with Carolyn Yoder
Village STAR, 2007