Eileen Frances-McInerney Starr, MSW, LCSW, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Work at Metropolitan State University-Denver. She has extensive experience in clinical practice, supervision, and program development/management in marginalized and conflicted communities. Her research interestes are resiliency in conflicted communities, improving the lives of children, adolescents, and families, especially in marginalized populaitons. Her international efforts have focused on cross-community programs working towards decreasing violence, increasing tolerance and goodwill to support children and youth in divided societies. Dr. Starr continues to explore opportunities to assist conflicted communities as they work to address the needs of their neighborhoods, towns, and cities.