Your gift to Starr Commonwealth will help vulnerable families transform their lives. Every dollar goes directly to helping children, adults, families and communities thrive through proven, strength-based programs. Giving is secure and easy and will bring help and hope to children and their families.
Starr Commonwealth has appointed Elizabeth Carey as the successor to its current President and CEO Dr. Martin Mitchell, who announced his retirement plans in January, after 45 years of service to Starr.
Are you a college student who is looking for some help paying for school? All Starr alumni are eligible for scholarships! Scholarships are available for four-year and two-year schools, so apply today!
Save the Date!
The Starr Summer Youth Festival is coming to Detroit on Saturday, July 25! Stages will be set up throughout Paradise Valley Park, so come by and catch some great performances by local musicians, dancers and artists!
Learn more at the Art of Resilience website.
PsychSystems is the largest Psychology provider for the Community Mental Health system with over 1500 active clients in 8 counties in Michigan and Ohio.
If you are a psychologist, social worker or counselor who is interested in working as a contractor in the mental health field, please send your application through our employment page.
You can learn more about PsychSystems and the expectations of contractual employees on their website.
TLC is available to come to your organization to train your staff. We can present the entire Level-1 Certification or can tailor trainings to focus on the areas of your greatest needs. TLC has trained staff in schools, agencies, groups and professional organizations across the U.S. and Canada. Click for more information.
Thousands of people from organizations like Eaton Corporation, Kellogg Company, State Farm, Michigan State University and Purdue University have participated in Glasswing racial healing seminars. Through a facilitated 2-day process participants are guided through a transformation of their hearts and minds about racism and how we relate to one another as members of the human family.
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Equipping parents & professionals
Parents, clinicians, educators and childcare professionals can learn successful and innovative techniques aimed at bringing out the best in every child. We’ve created a variety of practical, time-proven training courses and conferences, for professionals who work with youth. Educators, administrators, clinical staff, group care professionals and others are invited to attend a unique and customized training program. You can even earn continuing education and college credits.
Resources to help parents and professionals who care for children, families and communities.
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Articles & Research
Structured Sensory Interventions for Traumatized Children, Adolescents and Parents: SITCAP in ActionSince 1990, the National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children (TLC) has pioneered strength-based, resilience-focused interventions with young people. Read More
Helping Kids Flourish
For over 100 years, Starr Commonwealth has been helping children and their families through one simple belief: There’s no such thing as a bad child. Today, we operate dozens of programs aimed at bringing out the best in youth and their families.
“I love that saying, ‘There is no such thing as a bad kid.’ I believe in that. I believe that if you hug a kid, you give them love, you give them guidance...they will make it. They will make it.” — Dick Vitale
“We are all part of the same family. In every school and neighborhood, there are children without hope, but no child is hopeless. Each was put here for a purpose. These are just children who have not yet discovered their purpose. That is our mission.” — Muhammad Ali
“Square your shoulders to your responsibilities, hold fast to the ideals of the Starr Commonwealth, and with love and faith you will ride victoriously the whirlwind that is sweeping us to a higher civilization.” — Maya Angelou
Our Team of Experts
The Starr team of clinical specialists was assembled with tender care and unites some of the leading minds in the field of positive psychology.
The National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children works to bring out the best in every traumatized child. We accomplish this end goal of helping kids by training thousands of professionals each year through courses and conferences.
Reclaiming Youth International works to empower children by combining cutting-edge research and Native American philosophies of child care. Our Circle of Courage model is made up of four core values: belonging, mastery, independence and generosity.
Glasswing works to transform hearts and minds about racism and how we interact and relate to each other.