Specifically, the STAR Program:
- Serves as a resource for psychological trauma education and training for students, faculty and professionals from The Ohio State University and the central Ohio region.
- Conducts cutting-edge interdisciplinary research on the causes, biological and behavioral markers, prevention and treatment approaches of psychological trauma.
- Provides trauma-informed personalized health care.
Clinical Services, Education and Research
With the STAR Program’s integrated approach that combines physical and mental health perspectives, we strive to offer personalized care for trauma victims and their families based on the individual’s unique history, biology, behavior and environment. Our evidence-based clinical services provide maximum support.
We are also passionate about trauma education and research. In STAR, healthcare professionals work together to develop best practices and partner with patients who will drive the recovery process. STAR not only addresses the effects of trauma and stress on patients and families, but its impact on healthcare providers as well. For more information, visit our STAR support webpage.
Current activities include:
- Development of The STAR Clinic, an outpatient program offering integrated therapeutic interventions. The clinic also provides trauma and support services for physicians, other healthcare professionals and first responders, such as police and firefighters who may be suffering from the effects of vicarious trauma and burnout.
- Trauma-Support Services (TSS) to offer brief emotional supportive therapy for staff after the experience of difficult events. It provides time to debrief and defuse as well as grieve loss. Aftercare and follow-ups are critical aspects of TSS.
- Implementation and dissemination of resilience-building strategies including psychological first aid, solution-focused interventions, strengths- based interventions, mindfulness based interventions, cognitive behavioral interventions and the relaxation response.
Watch this video about two patients of the OSU Stress, Trauma And Resilience (STAR)