The same dynamic conference now online


Sanctuary Network Days 2021:
Virtual Conference
Honoring the Past, Envisioning the Future

May 5-7, 2021

Our theme this year focuses on the sharing of transformative experiences and strategies among our global network agencies in the practice of the Sanctuary Model®. Organizational leaders, educators, and their communities will gain opportunities to connect, reflect, explore and provide hope and envision the future with the application of various trauma-responsive practices to navigate  our global crisis during rich and dynamic workshop sessions.

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

Registrations are ended for this even.

For questions, please contact:
Alicia Peak
Program Associate

Please note only credits will be honored to individuals unable to attend an event. If you are unable to attend an event, kindly reach out to Keisha Oxford at koxford@jdam.org.

Sanctuary Institute Background

The Sanctuary Institute, a division of ANDRUS in Yonkers, NY provides training and consultation services to the organizations that work with vulnerable adults, children and families with an aim to help an agency’s leaders reclaim a culture of hope and innovation. The Sanctuary Institute’s transformational process requires deep commitment, but rewards participants with powerful and measurable organizational change.

This transformational process emerged from a collaborative effort between Dr. Sandra Bloom and ANDRUS.

ANDRUS has a longstanding history in the New York metropolitan area for excellence in a range of services to children and families. In early 2001, the campus programs became a proving ground for a trauma-informed organizational and environment-based care intervention called the Sanctuary Model. Within five years of introducing the model on campus, ANDRUS‘ leadership partnered with Sanctuary founder, Dr. Sandra Bloom, and her colleagues from Philadelphia to construct a training institute that would offer the Sanctuary Model to other human service organizations. The early successes of training and coaching other agencies to use Sanctuary sparked the birth of what is now the Sanctuary Institute and we now serve over 800 organizations globally.

Our annual conference is in support of our global network that have embraced and practiced the Model to create organizational change. How will you impact your environment and reclaim a culture of hope and innovation!

Registration

The first 50 registrants get a swag.

Registration Cost– $219 per person
Groups of 5 or more use promo code ND2021 for a 10% discount.

Register Now to ensure your organization’s attendance.

Registration closes on 5/3 at 12n EST.

Questions and Answers for Purchase Order Registration, please contact:

Keisha N. Oxford: Koxford@jdam.org

Director of Business Operations at the Sanctuary Institute

Keynote Speaker for Wednesday, May 5, 2021


Vincent Felitti

Co-Principal Investigator, the Adverse Childhood Experiences (Ace) Study

A renowned physician and researcher, Dr. Vincent J. Felitti is one of the world’s foremost experts on childhood trauma. Leading the charge in research into how adverse childhood experiences affect adults, he is co-principal investigator of the internationally recognized Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study, a long-term, in-depth, analysis of over 17,000 adults. Defying conventional belief, this study famously revealed a powerful relationship between our emotional experiences as children and our physical and mental health as adults. In fact, the ACE study shows that humans convert childhood traumatic emotional experiences into organic disease later in life. Revolutionary at its inception, Felitti’s groundbreaking research remains extremely relevant to today’s healthcare models.

Founder of the Department of Preventive Medicine for Kaiser Permanente, Felitti served as the chief of preventive medicine for over 25 years. Under Dr. Felitti’s leadership, his department provided comprehensive medical evaluations to 1.1 million individuals, becoming the largest single-site medical evaluation facility in the western world. During this time, Felitti’s revolutionary health risk abatement programs incorporated weight loss, smoking cessation, stress management, and a wide range of cutting-edge efforts to reduce patient risk factors. Dr. Felitti is Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, and a Fellow of The American College of Physicians. He is currently Senior Editor of The Permanente Journal and on the International Editorial Board of the Swiss medical journal, Trauma und Gewalt. Dr. Felitti has served on advisory committees of the Institute of Medicine, the American Psychiatric Association, the Committee of the Secretary of Health and Human Services for Healthy People 2020, and the Advisory Committee on Women’s Services at SAMHSA. A noted expert on the genetic disease hemochromatosis, as well as obesity, he educates audiences around the country on these two very common, deadly maladies.

An engaging speaker, Felitti has traveled the world speaking with audiences and various policy leaders about his research. A well versed medical expert, Felitti also uses his knowledge to speak out against domestic violence and other forms of childhood trauma. Drawing on his years of experience, he has become an important voice advocating for the wellbeing of children everywhere. While time may not heal all wounds, Felitti helps show audiences how we can understand these physical and mental traumas, and ultimately, prevent them.

Keynote Speaker for Thursday, May 6, 2021

Paul James

Diversity Management and Intercultural Awareness

Paul James, a native of Wichita, Kansas, spent 25 years in higher education (Duke University, Xavier University (OH), Oregon State University, and Baldwin Wallace University) and health care (Duke University Health System) serving in various executive roles. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Ethnic Studies and English Literature from Wichita State University; a Master’s degree in Higher Education and Counseling from Oregon State University; and Mr. James holds a community commitment Rite-of-Passage certificate from the Iqraa Council of Elders.

He has worked in public, private and in health care settings—in student affairs, academic affairs, and president’s offices with titles such as Director, Assistant Vice President, and Chief Diversity Officer. He is widely considered to be a global expert in three fundamental areas: Human Resources and Development, Diversity Management and Intercultural Awareness, and Executive Coaching.

Mr. James has consulted widely and believes in an intimate approach that fosters trust, speaking truth to power, encourages empathy and compassion, and promotes active listening. Whether educational, health care, or corporate settings, Paul James is a highly sought-after consultant and trusted advisor, nationwide. Presently, as President and Chief People Strategist at Lighthouse Strategy Consulting, James is working with Google, The Kissinger Group, the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, the University of Pittsburgh — among others.

Conference schedule is an Eastern Standard Time Zone

Day 1 – Wednesday, May 5th

TimeAgendaDescriptionOrganizations & Speakers
10:30 AMWelcomeNetwork Days Welcome
10:45 AMMeetingCommunity Meeting
10:55 AMKeynoteKeynote Speaker: Vincent Felitti, M.D.
12:15 PMLunchVisit our Networking Lounge for activities
12:45 PMWorkshop Session 1
Workshop AImprovising Sanctuary: Creating a Unique Leadership Toolbox to Advance Sanctuary Culture
Open Workshop Handout
Sarah A. Reed Children's Center - Larry Shallenberger, BA
Workshop BSanctuary in a Circle: Restorative Practices and the Seven Commitments
Open Workshop Handout
ANDRUS - Stephan Spilkowitz MA; Francesca Di Mauro, LCSW, RDT; Michael Taylor
Workshop CNavigating Rough Seas: Organizational Trauma Parallel Process, Collective Disturbance
Open Workshop Handout
Cornerstones of Care - Beth Harmon
1:45 AMBody BreakTransition & Network Lounge Activities
2:00-3:00 PMWorkshop Session 2
Workshop ASELF in Virtual Supervision and Team Meetings
Open Workshop Handout 1
Open Workshop Handout 2
Cornerstones of Care - Lesa Chandler, MRE
Workshop BSharing Sanctuary: Engaging and Educating Your Community through Social Media StrategiesSarah A. Reed Children's Center - Emily Ferguson, MS
Workshop CCompassion Fatigue: What's on your Plate
Open Workshop Handout
Experiential Alternatives - Sharon McGloin, MSOD, MS, CTRS
Workshop DBeyond ACEs: Creating Positive Childhood Experiences with Programs
Open Workshop Handout
Metropolitan Ministries - Beth Orr, LMHC; Vicki Hummer, LCSW
3:15 PMMeetingCertification Team & Peer Reviewer Meeting

 

Day 2 – Thursday, May 6th

TimeAgendaDescriptionOrganizations & Speakers
10:30 AMWelcomeNetwork Days Welcome
10:35 AMMeetingCommunity Meeting
10:40 AMUpdatesSanctuary Institute Updates
11:00 AMKeynoteKeynote Speaker: Paul James, M. Ed
12:00 PMLunchVisit our Networking Lounge for activities
12:30 PMAwardsAwards and Certified Sites Recognition
12:45 PMWorkshop Session 3
Workshop AAddressing Inclusion and Microaggressions in the Workplace: Part 1ANDRUS - Angel Gray, MS, MSW; Fabiola Abreu, MPA; Jaye Holly, MS
Workshop BStrengthening Connections: Using Sanctuary to Improve Team Morale During the PandemicANDRUS - Danni Lapin Zou, LCSW-R; Shira Kafker, Psy.D; Yesenia Gassman, LCSW
Workshop CSanctuary in Scotland: Developing a Bespoke Practice Framework
Open Workshop Handout 1
Open Workshop Handout 2
Care Visions - Moira Greentree, Dip. in Social Work & Community Education
1:45 AMBody BreakTransition & Network Lounge Activities
2:00-3:00 PMWorkshop Session 4
Workshop AAddressing Inclusion and Microaggressions in the Workplace: Part 2ANDRUS - Angel Gray, MS, MSW; Fabiola Abreu, MPA; Jaye Holly, MS
Workshop BRed Flag RetooledVilla of Hope - Christine Stahelli, LMSW; Adam Tuffillaro, BS; Theodore Adams
Workshop CSELF on the ShelfSarah A. Reed Children's Center - Kristen Heisler
Workshop DKeeping Sanctuary AliveThe Methodist Home - Cameron Bishop, LCSW; Staci Fonseca; Dr. Jeff Lawrence
3:00-3:30 PMNetworking Session

 

Day 3 – Friday, May 7th

TimeAgendaDescriptionOrganizations & Speakers
10:30 AMWelcome
10:35 AMMeetingCommunity Meeting
11:00 AMRemarksClosing Remarks and Thank You
11:15 AMWorkshop Session 5
Workshop AHolistic Fundraising: Creating an Adaptive Design for the Future
Open Workshop Handout
Bethany Christian Services - Lauren Fitzmaurice, MSW; Joana Leatherman, BA
Workshop BEquity and Justice, an 8th Commitment: The ProcessPositive Education Program - Kyle Rose, M.Ed
Workshop CMobilizing a Trauma-Responsive Core Team
Open Workshop Handout
ANDRUS - Stephan Spilkowitz, MA; Fabiola Abreu, MPA
12:15 PMNetwork Days Concludes

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 May 5 – 7, 2021.  These workshops should be relevant to the field of Trauma Informed Care and should highlight experiences, innovations, and practical strategies exemplifying the uses of the Sanctuary Model that would be interesting and applicable to organizations as they implement and sustain the Sanctuary Model.

This year’s theme for Network Days is Honoring the Past, Envisioning the Future. 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 60 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
  • Experiential and engaging nature of workshop design and content
  • Applicability and usefulness 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.  

To be considered you must submit all required information with your Proposal, including your bio (about 100 words), headshot (for each presenter) and your credentials

The deadline for submitting proposals has passed.  Check back for future event dates.

The Sanctuary Institute’s Network Days 2021 Resiliency Award

Congratulations to the agencies in the Sanctuary Network for the impressive and remarkable ways you have come together to support one another in staying resilient!

We have heard extraordinary stories about how your organizations have come together to support one another, as well as the communities you serve during this most challenging, historic year. In this spirit, we created an award for Resiliency at the organizational level – to honor the tremendous work you do.

Presenters

Fabiola Abreu
Francesca Di Mauro
Yesenia Gassman
Angel Gray
Jaye Holly
Dr. Shira Kafker
Danni Lapin Zou
Stephan Spilkowitz
Michael Taylor

Lauren Fitzmaurice
Joana Leatherman

Moira Greentree

Lesa Chandler
Beth Harmon

Sharon McGloin

Beth Orr
Vicki Hummer

Kyle Rose

Emily Ferguson
Kristen Heisler
Larry Shallenberger

Cameron Bishop
Staci Fonseca
Dr. Jeff Lawrence

Theodore Adams
Adam Tufillaro
Christine Staheli

Presentations

Wednesday May 5, 2021Workshop TitlesOrganizationPrimary Presenter
Workshop Session 112:45-1:45 pm
Workshop A:Improvising Sanctuary: Creating a Unique Leadership Toolbox to Advance Sanctuary Culture
Open Workshop Handout
Sarah Reed Children's CenterLarry Shallenberger
Workshop B:Sanctuary in a Circle: Restorative Practices and the Seven Commitments
Open Workshop Handout
ANDRUSStephan Spilkowitz
Workshop C:Navigating Rough Seas: Organizational Trauma Parallel Process, Collective Disturbance
Open Workshop Handout
Cornerstones of CareBeth Harmon
Workshop Session 22:00-3:00 pm
Workshop A:SELF in Virtual Supervision and Team Meetings
Open Workshop Handout 1
Open Workshop Handout 2
Cornerstones of CareLesa Chandler
Workshop B:Sharing Sanctuary: Engaging and Educating Your Community through Social Media StrategiesSarah Reed Children's CenterEmily Ferguson
Workshop C:Compassion Fatigue: What's on your Plate
Open Workshop Handout
Experiential AlternativesSharon McGloin
Workshop D:Beyond ACEs: Creating Positive Childhood Experiences with Programs
Open Workshop Handout
Metropolitan MinistriesBeth Orr

Thursday May 6, 2021Workshop TitlesOrganizationPrimary Presenter
Workshop Session 312:45-1:45 pm
Workshop A:Addressing Inclusion and Microaggressions in the Workplace: Part 1ANDRUSAngel Gray
Workshop B:Strengthening Connections: Using Sanctuary to Improve Team Morale During the PandemicANDRUSDanni Lapin Zou
Workshop C:Sanctuary in Scotland: Developing a Bespoke Practice Framework
Open Workshop Handout 1
Open Workshop Handout 2
Care VisionsMoira Greentree
Workshop Session 42:00-3:00 pm
Workshop A:Addressing Inclusion and Microaggressions in the Workplace: Part 2ANDRUSAngel Gray
Workshop B:Red Flag RetooledVilla of HopeChristine Staheli
Workshop C:SELF on the ShelfSarah Reed Children's CenterKristen Heisler
Workshop D:Keeping Sanctuary AliveThe Methodist HomeCameron Bishop

Friday May 7, 2021Workshop TitlesOrganizationPrimary Presenter
Workshop Session 511:15 am-12:15 pm
Workshop A:Holistic Fundraising: Creating an Adaptive Design for the Future
Open Workshop Handout
Bethany Christian ServicesLauren Fitzmaurice
Workshop B:Equity and Justice, an 8th Commitment: The ProcessPositive Education ProgramKyle Rose
Workshop C:Mobilizing a Trauma-Responsive Core Team
Open Workshop Handout
ANDRUSStephan Spilkowitz

Network Agencies

Andrus

Atlanta CASA

Bethany Christian Services

Cardinal McCloskey Community Charter School

Care Visions – Scotland

Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky

Colorado Dept. of Youth Services

Community In Schools Pittsburgh Allegheny County

 

Cornerstones of Care

Counseling & Recovery Services of OK

Drueding Center

Experiential Alternatives

Foster’s Home for Children



Ga Baptist Children’s Homes & Family Ministries

Gwen’s Girls

Hallmark Youthcare Richmond

 

Home of the Innocents

House of the Good Shepherd

Little Flower Children and Family Services of New York

Little Flower UFSD

MercyFirst

The Methodist Home

Metropolitan Ministries

Morrison Child and Family Services

NYS OCFS

Orchard Place

Palm Beach County Youth Services Department

Positive Education Program

Sarah A. Reed Children’s Center

SCO Family Services

South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust

University Settlement

Villa of Hope

Wings for Children and Families

Women Against Abuse 

Zepf Center



Sponsors

Partners

SCO Family Services


Shodair Children’s Hospital

Orchard Place

Metropolitan Ministries

Sarah A. Reed Children’s Center

Cornerstones of Care

Home of the Innocents

Methodist Home for Children and Youth

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