Evolution: The Transformation of Resilient Organizations

The Sanctuary Institute is pleased to announce our Sanctuary Network Days Conference 2019, to be held in White Plains, N.Y. on April 30, 2019 – May 2, 2019.

Our theme this year focuses on the sharing of transformative experiences and strategies among our network agencies in the practice of the Sanctuary Model®. Organizational leaders, educators, and their communities will gain opportunities to connect, provide hope, and build sustainability via the application of various trauma-responsive practices during dynamic sessions and workshops.

Join us and be inspired and reinvigorated as you learn about current practices to help our children, families, communities, and stakeholders in promoting healing, restoration and building resiliency!

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Hotel Accommodations

Crown Plaza
66 Hale Avenue
White Plains, NY 10601
Use Code AN4 for Special Network Days Rates

Overnight Hotel Self-Parking $12.00
Daily Rate $7.00

There is a complimentary shuttle to and from Westchester Airport from 6AM to 10PM on the hour to the hotel. For more information, you can contact the hotel at 914-682-0050.

General Transportation

We have partnered with local businesses to make your experience enjoyable.

For easy access to get around or the use of a private car, please contact:

400 Columbus Ave. Ste 160E
Valhalla, NY 10595

Mention the Code SI-ND2019 for special rates for three or more passengers. They are available for in town, around town and airport drop pick-ups and drop-offs.


Airport Shuttle

For Crowne Plaza Only: There is a complimentary shuttle to and from Westchester Airport from 6AM to 10PM on the hour to the hotel. For more information, you can contact the hotel at 914-682-0050.

Click the links below to download the conference presentations.  You can also reference the Conference Schedule for more information.


A1. Transformation Starts with Leadership

A2. Unraveling Combat Trauma Through First Impressions

A5. Assaulted Staff Emotional Response Team

B2. Our Culture is Our Sanctuary

B4. Resilience Through Difficult Conversations

C1. Sanctuary Model Fidelity Sustainability

C1a. Sanctuary Model Fidelity Sustainability Toolkit

C4. Transforming Hospital Staff Education for Resilience

C5. The Sanctuary Model for Families

D2. From Surviving to Thriving

D4. The Transformation of Loss

E1. Using Data to Improve Trauma-Informed Systems Change

F3. Parent University

F4. Eighth Commitment

F5. Employee Relations


Julia Dyckman Andrus Memorial, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0394. Conference workshops offered by ANDRUS staff (indicated in the Program with an *), as well as the Keynote Speech by Dr. Jerry Yager, are approved for Continuing Education Credits by the State Education Department, The University of the State of New York for New York State LMSWs and LCSWs.

Each ANDRUS workshop session and the Keynote Speech by Dr. Yager is 1.25 CE credit hours (upon completion of the entire session). No partial-credit can be given. The Continuing Education Certificates are available for a $20 fee per eligible session or a special rate of $100 for six sessions. All CEUs will be emailed to you within a few days. You will need to provide your full name and NYS SW License #.

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If you are a Non New York State LMSW or MSW holder a Certificate of Attendance is also available.

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Call for Proposals

As a member of the Sanctuary Network of practice, we invite you to submit proposals for workshops for the Sanctuary Network Conference being held from April 30 – May 2, 2019.  These workshops should be relevant to the learning tracks identified for this year –Resilience, Sustainability and Research in the Field of Trauma Informed Care; and should highlight experiences, innovations, practical strategies or uses of the Sanctuary Model that would be interesting and support organizations as they implement the Model.

This year’s theme for Network Days is Evolution: The Transformation of Resilient Organizations. As such, we welcome proposals for workshops that will support this year’s theme and emphasizes the transformative nature of the Sanctuary Model.

As you plan and prepare your proposal, please keep in mind that the workshops are one hour and 15 minutes each, and presenters should include time within this window to allow for attendee questions.

Proposals will be evaluated by the Workshop Committee (a representative group of Sanctuary Network Members and Sanctuary faculty members).  Evaluators will independently review each proposal and provide a total score based on:

–  Relevance to the Sanctuary Model and the learning tracks (identified above)

–  Originality and innovation of the proposal, including the use of interactive and experiential modalities

–  Applicability of information to others in the Network

An average of the evaluators’ scores will be assigned to the proposal and those with the highest scores will be selected for presentation after Committee consensus. It should be noted that each Sanctuary Network organization may submit up to three proposals. While an organization may have more than one proposal selected, the goal is to provide a diverse representative selection of workshops from across the Sanctuary Network.  

Please note that Social Work CEUs will be offered for each workshop session and we will be requesting some specific and detailed information for those proposals that are selected.

Please note that if you submitted a proposal for Network Days 2016 and would like to have it considered, please resubmit your proposal following the below directions.

Directions for Submission:

We are currently accepting proposals. Applicants may submit their proposals and complete the form below. To be considered proposals must be submitted by 11:59 pm EST on Sunday, January 20, 2019.

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Westchester Mansion Guided Tour

Visit a historic landscape in Westchester overlooking the Hudson River in Tarrytown, New York. Lyndhurst, is one of America’s iconic Gothic Revival mansions. It is also known as the Jay Gould estate. The Gothic Revival country house that sits in its own 67-acre park was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1966.

We have scheduled a private guided tour for interested parties for a group of 10 or more at $30/per person.

Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 5:00-6:00 pm

We will leave the lobby area promptly at 4:30pm sharp

If you are interested, please visit to kiosk at the Registration Desk.

Deadline to sign up is Wednesday May 1st 1:00 pm.

For more information and a virtual tour please visit lyndhurst.org.

Open Yoga Classes

Sunset Yoga —Tuesday April 30th at 7:00pm

Sunrise Yoga– Wednesday, May 1st at 6:30am

Please come with a yoga mat, towel or blanket. Other props will be provided.

Sign up at the Registration Desk/SELFing Station to reserve you spot

White Plains BID

We have partnered with the White Plains Business Improvement District (BID) to enhance your experience during the Conference. Here is a list of area restaurants — some within walking distance of the hotel.

You will have their dining guide available to you at the Conference.
Please visit the Registration area for your copy.

Visit the Westchester Mall

A 3 minute walk from the Crowne

Featured Stores/Restaurants
– Burberry
– Coach
– Cole Haan
– Juice Generation
– Red Door Spa-Elizabeth Arden
– Louis Vuitton
– Neiman Marcus
– Nordstrom
– P.F Chang’s Bistro
– Salvatore Ferragamo
– Starbucks
– Tiffany & Co.
– Tory Burch

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