Sanctuary Five Day Training – Internal Staff

Monday, November 27 – Friday, December 1, 2023Time: 9 AM – 4 PM Est.Location: ACLI Training RoomFacilitators are Lindsay Jackson and Colleen Rieger, LCSW

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be offered to NYS Licensed Clinical Social Workers.

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 internal staff only.

For questions, please reach out to Alicia Peak at

Lead Facilitators

Lindsay Jackson

Lindsay Jackson joined Andrus in 2014 as the Assistant Director of Training. In her current role as Director of Training she is not just in the business of staff development but also in the business of self-development. Lindsay has extensive experience providing trauma-informed services to individuals and communities. She is passionate about providing people with tools that foster resilience, self-love, and an open mind. She is an energetic motivator who has the natural ability to connect with others and spread joy. In addition, Lindsay is a certified Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) trainer, and Mental Health First Aid Instructor, as well as a facilitator for Parent University, which is a workshop series designed to educate and empower caregivers. Lindsay is a certified life coach since 2015. She holds a B.S. in Psychology from Delaware State University.

Colleen Zullo Rieger

Colleen Zullo Rieger is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 30 years of experience during which she had the opportunity to grow personally and professionally while working with children, adults and their families.  Her career path includes work in child welfare, foster care/RTF, behavioral health, developmental disabilities, juvenile justice/corrections and youth/adult education.  She has contributed to her community through volunteerism in youth sports and membership in coalitions for the prevention of child abuse. In various positions, Colleen has held responsibility for operations, program/regional management, program development, fund-raising, compliance, quality improvement, training/employee development, recruitment/retention.  Consistently throughout her career Colleen maintained direct involvement with clients through the provision of service delivery.  Staying involved at all levels of intervention in the practice and business of helping others has kept her grounded in balancing complex issues faced when providing services to others.

Upcoming Internal Training Events

This event will also be offered on the additional dates below.

January 29 – February 2nd, 2024

Time: 9 AM – 4 PM Est.Location: ACLI Training Room

April 1st – April 5th, 2024

Time: 9 AM – 4 PM Est.Location: ACLI Training Room

September 23rd – September 27th, 2024

Time: 9 AM – 4 PM Est.Location: ACLI Training Room

December 2nd – December 6th, 2024

Time: 9 AM – 4 PM Est.Location: ACLI Training Room

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 Program Associate

Email:  Office Mobile: 914.327.9217