The Sanctuary Model is an evidence-supported intervention (Rivard, Bloom, McCorkle, & Abramovitz, 2005) and the only organizational and clinical intervention recognized as a Promising Practice by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (National Child Traumatic Stress Network, 2008). Similarly, the Sanctuary Model has achieved a Scientific Rating of 3 (Promising Research Practice) by the California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare (The California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare, 2011). More recently, it was awarded the 2011 Council on Accreditation's Innovative Practices award (Council on Accreditation, 2011).


Take a look at some of our research articles, newletters and other written material:


Lee, E., Larkin, H., & Esaki, N. (2017). Exposure to Community Violence as a New Adverse Childhood Experience Category: Promising Results and Future Considerations. Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services, 98(1), 69-78. doi: 10.1606/1044-3894.2017.10

Elwyn, L. J., Esaki, N., & Smith, C. A. (2016). Importance of Leadership and Employee Engagement in Trauma-informed Organizational Change at a Girls’ Juvenile Justice Facility. Human Service Organizations: Management, Leadership & Governance, 1-13. doi: 10.1080/23303131.2016.1200506 This is an Accepted Manuscript of the article published by Taylor & Francis on June 17, 2016, available online:

Council on Accreditation. (2011). Innovative Practice Case Studies, from

National Child Traumatic Stress Network. (2008). Trauma-Informed Interventions. Sanctuary Model: General Information, from

Rivard, J. C., Bloom, S. L., McCorkle, D., & Abramovitz, R. (2005). Preliminary results of a study examining the implementation and effects of a trauma recovery framework for youths in residential treatment. Therapeutic Community: The International Journal for Therapeutic and Supportive Organizations, 26(1), 83-96.

Downloadable copy available at:

The California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare. (2011). Sanctuary Model, from


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