David McCorkle, LCSW is the senior faculty and site consultant member for the Sanctuary Institute at Andrus Children's Center. He was coordinator for The Sanctuary Model at The Andrus Children's Center in Yonkers, New York. Previously he was the Sanctuary Project Manager and co-coordinated the NIMH Research Project of the Sanctuary Model with Columbia University and research staff at The Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services Residential Programs in Hawthorne, New York. He has six articles on various aspects of the model (Psychiatric Quarterly, Vol 74, No 2, Summer 2003; The INTERNATIONAL Journal for Therapeutic and Supportive Organizations 26 (1), 2005; Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, Vol. 21, No 5, October 2004). He co-wrote a chapter on traumatic losses in the book, Loss, Hurt and Hope. David is a veteran Broadway performer and uses theater techniques in staff training and team building. He is a Board member of Creative Alternatives of New York, an agency that provides therapeutic theater groups to special populations.