Sanctuary Five Day Virtual Training

Monday, August 21 – Friday, August 25, 2023
9 AM – 4 PM EST each day

The Sanctuary InstituteANDRUS Center for Learning and Innovation (ACLI) Training Room1156 North BroadwayYonkers, NY 10701

Facilitators: Jaye Holly and Aaron James

Cost: $3,250 per person (group discounts available).

Cost includes Breakfast, Lunch, and Snacks daily (Coffee and Tea will be available all day). To request a special diet contact, Alicia Peak at  

Group Discount Available with Code:
Group of 7: $21, 700.00 with code: IP07
Group of 12: $36, 840.00 with code: IP12

Here is the link to reserve your hotel stay Book your corporate rate for Andrus    (Courtyard Yonkers Westchester County)

Registration capacity is limited to 30 attendees; sign up early.

Each participant will receive a Sanctuary Five Day Training Certificate of Attendance.

The Sanctuary Institute’s Five Day Training is a dynamic learning experience in which leaders from an organization receive didactic instruction in the concepts of the Sanctuary Model as well as skill building and practice in using the tools over the course of four days. The fifth day is spent with a small group of leaders and faculty to outline a timeline and specific structure for consultation with your site to maintain a consistency in meeting milestones across the whole organization.

Training is open to organizations only.

For questions, contact Alicia Peak at

Lead Facilitators

Aaron James

Aaron James joined the Sanctuary Institute at Andrus in 2016. He consults with organizations across the US. Aaron began his career as a Residential Counselor with Villa of Hope in 1994 and has since served in various roles of both direct and indirect-care. After twelve-years in direct residential child care, Aaron transitioned his practical experience into a training and development role as the Organizational Development Manager. As the lead trainer for the organization, he created and delivered the majority of staff training for the Villa. In 2011, Aaron served as a member of the task force team that selected the Sanctuary Model for the Villa and has been the driving force behind Sanctuary implementation and integration. In August 2014, he was appointed Vice President of Sanctuary and Trauma Education at the Villa and his expanded role included direct counsel to the President/CEO, the Senior Leadership Team and Mid-Management on the implementation of the Sanctuary Model resulting in Certification of Villa of Hope. Aaron became a Certified Executive Leadership Coach in 2015 and utilizing a style grounded in his direct line beginnings, Aaron is uniquely qualified as a coach and mentor for emerging leaders, teams and organizations.

Jaye Holly

Jaye Holly joined the Sanctuary Institute at Andrus in 2014. Her journey with Sanctuary began in 2011 at Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth, one of the largest multi-service child welfare agencies in New York State. In addition to helping organizations build trauma-informed cultures, throughout her career Jaye has developed and delivered training on a wide array of topics, including performance management, adult learning, team building, and diversity. While such a mixture might seem daunting, Jaye’s 20+ years of experience in an eclectic mix of settings has prepared her for the challenge. Her previous jobs include AIDS educator, welfare-to-work instructor, and at-risk youth program director. She has a Master’s in Human Resources Development from McDaniel College and an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Marist College.

The Sanctuary Model of Trauma-Informed Care

We cannot hope to heal the clients we serve if we do not first heal the environments in which they receive care. A trauma-informed service setting is itself a community, and therefore as vulnerable to the effects of trauma, chronic stress and adversity as the patients/clients they treat. Successful trauma-informed interventions look at both clients and the organization itself as vulnerable to the effects of trauma.

For more information contact: Alicia Peak Sanctuary Institute Operations Coordinator

Email:  Office Mobile: 914.327.9217