Sanctuary Model®


The Sanctuary Model® represents a theory-based, trauma-informed, trauma-responsive, evidence-supported, whole culture approach that has a clear structered methodoolgy for creating or changing an organizational culture. The goal is to theach individuals and orgranizations necessary skills for creating and sustaining non-violent lives and non-violent systems and to keep believing in the unexpored possibilities of peace and well-be9ng for all humanity.

Our Four Pillars

Trauma Theory

The science of understanding what happens to people who are exposed to overwhelming events.


Growth and Change, Democracy, Non-violence, Emotional Intelligence, Social Learning, Open Communication, and Social Responsibility


Safety, Emotional management, Loss, and Future


Community meetings, safety plans, SELF treatment planning conferencing, team meetings, self-care planning, SELF psycho-eduation are the daily practices for both staff and clients that support an organization’s creation of a trauma-informed culture.