As we move into the second decade of helping organizations reclaim a culture of hope and innovation, we invite you to join us in Expanding Sanctuary Throughout Our Communities at our 10th Annual Sanctuary Network Conference.
A traumatic experience impacts the entire person – the way we think, the way we learn, the way we remember things, the way we feel about ourselves, the way we feel about other people, and the way we make sense of the world…
We are excited to offer a new training for individuals selected by their agencies to provide internal Sanctuary Module training. This is a three day training that prepares agency trainers for success with the activities prescribed in the staff training manuals and to feel confident as experts in Sanctuary for their agencies.
"Most recently, Micaela was awarded the Robin Clark Memorial Award in recognition of her significant contribution, service and leadership in the children, youth and family services sector, which improves the lives of vulnerable children and young people."
Submitted by: Nicole Samuela, Mercy Family Services, Australia
To me the whole concept of Power is an illusion created by the ego. Nobody has any more power over you other than that which you are willing to give them. Some would argue in the work place there are people who exercise authority over other employee's making them feel powerless or dictated too. If t...(Read More)
Submitted by: Rebekah Magin, Faculty, Sanctuary Institute
The other day my husband was scheduled to attend a meeting. His boss forgot to tell him the location was changed so at the last minute he had to drive across town, find parking, and run through the state capital buildings to arrive two minutes late to the meeting (which hadn’t even started yet). After the meeting, my husband, ...(Read More)
Submitted by: Sally Scott, Manager, Ruah Community Services, Women's Support Services
I attended a Five-Day training with the Sanctuary Institute in Perth, Australia as our organization Ruah Community Services is incorporating this trauma informed practice model into the every day running of the organization.
During this time one of the many things I got to participate in ...(Read More)
For two weeks, Joe Benamati and I traveled to Singapore to conduct a Five Day training for Methodist Children and Youth Center (MCYC). MCYC will be managing the latest and greatest initiative in children's services; a small group home designed to serve some of the country's most vulnerable and injured boys. We also trained a large ...(Read More)
I am sitting on United Flight UA6 on my way back from Singapore after spending two weeks on the other side of the world.
A little girl, about 18 months old is sitting, standing, flipping and doing head stands in the seat in front of me. She periodically sticks her head between the seats and offers me her bobo. Another littl...(Read More)