Continuing Education Series
The Sanctuary Institute: Trauma Theory and Parallel Process of Recovery
April 7, 2014
9:00 am - 12:30 pm (registration begins at 8:30)
BGSU Main Campus, Bowen-Thompson Student Union Grand Ballroom
Course Description and Objectives:
The Sanctuary® Model is a blueprint for clinical and organizational change which, at its core, promotes safety and recovery from adversity through the active creation of a trauma-informed community. A recognition that trauma is pervasive in the experience of human beings forms the basis for the Sanctuary Model's focus not only on the people who seek treatment, but equally on the people and systems who provide that treatment.
The Sanctuary Model originated in the Philadelphia area in the early 1980s, created by a team of clinicians working in a small inpatient adult hospital unit. This team, led by Dr. Sandra Bloom, combined their clinical knowledge with their own experiences to create a trauma-informed program they called Sanctuary.
Today, after over twenty years of adaptation built on its original design, the Sanctuary Model has reached across the human services system. In an effort to create safe and healing environments for children, families and adults who have experienced chronic stress and adversity, the Sanctuary Model is being used across a wide range of settings, including: residential treatment, juvenile justice, drug and alcohol treatment, school and community-based programs, partial hospitals, domestic violence and homeless shelters.
Creating Sanctuary in an organization is not a textbook or manualized protocol, but an organic process that happens over the course of time to move an organization toward creating a trauma-informed culture. A trauma-informed organization is one that recognizes the inherent vulnerability of all human beings to the effects of trauma and organizes system-wide interventions aimed at mitigating the negative effects of adversity and stress that are manifested in the clients served and the organization itself.
Simply explained, the Sanctuary Model is comprised of three primary components:
1. Theoretical philosophies which form the underpinnings of the model
2. The trauma-informed shared language represented by the acronym SELF (safety, emotions, loss, and future)
3. A set of practical tools, known as the Sanctuary Tool Kit
Sandra Bloom, Associate Professor, Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health, Drexler University, Distinguished Fellow - Andrus: Sandra is a Board-Certified psychiatrist. In addition to her faculty position at the School of Public Health at Drexel, she is President of Community Works, an organizational consulting firm committed to the development of nonviolent environments. From 1980-2001, she served as Founder and Executive Director of the Sanctuary programs, inpatient psychiatric programs for the treatment of trauma-related emotional disorders. In partnership with Andrus, Dr. Bloom has established a training institute, the Sanctuary Institute, to train a wide variety of programs in the Sanctuary Model® which now being applied in residential treatment programs for children, domestic violence shelters, group homes, homeless shelters and is being used in other settings as a method of organizational development. Dr. Bloom is a Past-President of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies and author of Creating Sanctuary: Toward the Evolution of Sane Societies and co-author of Bearing Witness: Violence and Collective Responsibility. In 2010 Dr. Bloom co-authored Destroying Sanctuary: The Crisis in Human Service Delivery Systems, with Brian Farragher. Their new book Restoring Sanctuary: A New Operating System for Trauma Informed Systems of Care, was released in the January of 2013.
3.0 hours are approved for social workers (RSX108808) and counselors (RCX020601)
Parking is available in Lots 20 and 13 with direct shuttle service to the Union. Lots 20 and 13 are located near the visitor center by the Football Stadium
A parking permit is required. Information on how to obtain a permit will be available on this site closer to the event. A campus map can be found at: http://www.bgsu.edu/map/
For guests with physical limitations, please contact Jennifer Wagner directly firstname.lastname@example.org for parking information. For individuals with a valid handicap parking permit, parking is available at the Student Union. A permit is required.
RSVP to Jennifer Wagner at HHSEvents@bgsu.edu or 419-372-7773.
This event is FREE and open to the public and campus community. There is no cost to attend or receive ceu's.
For questions regarding program content or ceu status, please contact Jennifer Wagner at 419-372-7773 or email@example.com