How Sanctuary Works

The Secret to Improved Outcomes is in the Process

The secret to Sanctuary is in how it integrates the structure of our organization with the trauma-informed care we offer our clients. Here's how Sanctuary works to improve outcomes for both The House and our children.

Implementing the Sanctuary Model Changes Thinking

  • Adopting a trauma sensitive organizational paradigm changes the way we think.

Changing Thinking Changes Behavior

  • The S.E.L.F. framework changes how we use language.
  • The Seven Commitments delineate how we sustain relationships.
  • The Sanctuary Toolkit improves the way we practice.

Changing Behavior Changes the Organization

  • Reduced turnover
  • Improved morale
  • Improved communication
  • Decreased incidents of violence

Changing the Organization Changes Client Outcomes

  • Fewer trauma symptoms
  • Enhanced social skills
  • Improved relationships with family and peers
  • Improved academic performance
  • Increased ability to maintain safety
  • Improved judgment and decisions