The 2018 START National Training Institute was held in Boston, Massachusetts. This year’s theme centered on Wellness Promotion and Proactive Crisis Prevention. 

In contribution, a team from WFL START submitted a research poster that highlighted psychologist Martin Seligman’s positive psychology PERMA model. This model identifies five elements that promote and support a person’s happiness and well-being. Elements include Positive Emotions, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning, and Accomplishments. 

One way of identifying areas for Engagement and Meaning is by identifying your own character strengths. Learn your character strengths for free here