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66 Hale Ave, White Plains, NY 10601

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2023 Registration

Registrations open.

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Jerry Yager is a Clinical Psychologist, currently in private practice, with more than 35 years of experience in the assessment and treatment of traumatized children and adolescents. He specializes in working with children and adolescents who exhibit self-destructive behavior and have severe mental illness. Before moving to private practice, Dr. Jerry served as Director of Training & Community Education at Denver Children’s Advocacy Center, and the Executive Director of the Denver Children’s Home, which shares a mission with Denver Children’s Advocacy Center to provide high quality mental health care for low-income children whose problems would otherwise go undiagnosed and untreated. He is a fellow with the Child Trauma Academy, under the leadership of Dr Bruce Perry, and conducts professional training in Colorado, nationally and internationally.

Christina D. Bethell, PhD, MBA, MPH
Dr. Bethell is a Professor at Johns Hopkins University in the Bloomberg School of Public Health in the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health and in the JHU School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics’ Division of General Pediatrics. Her research, education and service work focuses on building and translating the science of healthy development and that advancement of a new integrated Science of Thriving to promote early and lifelong health of children, youth, families and communities. With roots in community health partnerships, systems change, financing reform, social epidemiology and whole child/family integrated health care, she is the founding director (1996) of the national Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative (CAHMI). Recognizing gaps in data to inform and drive change, she led to advance child and family centered measurement, data and IT based tools to enable family engagement in systems, policy and health care. She is the founding director of the National Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health and the Cycle of Engagement Well Visit Planner approach to preventive and developmental services for children and families . She shaped a widely endorsed national agenda to address childhood trauma and promote healing. She has been featured on National Public Radio, provided testimony to the US Congress, has published dozens of peer reviewed studies focused on informing policy, practice and culture change and has contributed to national efforts that promote relational health as the cornerstone of well-being for children, families and communities. Christina earned an MBA an MPH from the University of California, Berkeley and PhD in public policy from the University of Chicago. She teaches about mitigating adversity and promoting child well-being, facilitates Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and is an avid student of human potential and flourishing as a social change strategy. She writes poetry, dances and believes that attuned connection with ourselves, life and others is the source of our creativity and joy.

Mr. Charles Hunt is a Resilience Expert, Educator, and motivational speaker. Adept at leveraging transparency to inspire and get results, this former College Recruiting, Talent Management, Diversity, and Supply Chain leader left the corporate world to fulfill his vision of building unbreakable spirits and cultivating resiliency for those who, like him, have The Audacity to Succeed. He helps students, young professionals, business and thought leaders build resilience while harnessing our most important resource in resilience…our minds.  As the founder of The Audacity Firm, LLC, his firm provides professional & personal development programs, coaching, and events that equip clients to build and maintain hope, navigate trauma and adversity, & build the resilience necessary to LIVE, DO, and BE BETTER.

Call for Proposals

2023 Network Days Conference- Agility Through Loss and Change

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 19th – 21st, 2023. 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 ModelSM that would be interesting and applicable to organizations as they implement and sustain Sanctuary Model practice.

This year’s theme for Network Days is Agility Through Loss and Change. As such, we welcome Proposals for workshops that highlight this theme and emphasize Self Care, Resilience and Community Connections created, strengthened, and/or sustained through the practice of the Sanctuary Model.

We are excited as this year’s conference will be held live and in-person in Westchester County, NY, at the Sonesta Hotel in White Plains, a short train ride to New York City. As you plan and prepare your Proposal, please keep in mind each workshop is an hour and fifteen minutes in length, and presenters should include time within this window for attendee questions.

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

–  Relevance and fidelity to the Sanctuary Model

– Experiential and engaging nature of workshop design and content

– Applicability of information to the Network Members

To inform the evaluators’ scores, the workshop committee may also elect to conduct a 15-minute call via Zoom with potential presenters at a mutually-convenient time. During these short conversations, potential presenters will have an opportunity to present a short excerpt of their workshop, answer committee members’ questions and clearly communicate the experience of attending their planned workshop.

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 (3) proposals. While an organization may have more than one (1) proposal selected, the goal is to provide a diverse representation of workshops from across the Sanctuary Network.

Very important: For consideration, it is required that you submit all of the following information along with your proposal: Your bio/curriculum vitae (about 100 words), a headshot for each presenter and a link or QR Code to your Linked-In page.

Please submit your Proposal, Bio, Headshot and Linked-In information no later than March 15th, 2023 at noon. Thank you, The Sanctuary Network Days Committee

Click Here to Submit Your Proposal


Please use the form below to register as a sponsor.

The Sanctuary Institute would like to recognize you for your outstanding service with the Spirit of Sanctuary Award during the conference. Each Network Days Conference, The Sanctuary Institute honors individuals who are nominated by their organization as living and breathing the tenets of The Sanctuary Model. This year, we invite you to submit nominations in two categories: Direct service provision (client interaction) and Indirect service provision (administrative, support services).

The Spirit of Sanctuary Awards will be given to individuals who exemplify the Sanctuary commitments and values. Individuals who are nominated for this award would be described as kind, compassionate, trustworthy, humble, capable, ethical, brave, and generous. The award recipients also work to create a safe haven for colleagues and/or clients, who approach their work from a place of curiosity and support rather than judgement and are dedicated to motivating others for positive change in their communities.

Indirect Staff – Employees who contribute to and support their organization in roles such as Human Resources, IT, Finance, Operations, Facilities, Food Services and the like.

Direct Staff  Employees who contribute to and support their organization in roles such as Therapist, Counselors, Case Workers, Residential Staff, Nurses, Prescribers, and the like.

Please take a few moments to think about a deserving employee in your organization and submit the nomination form below. Please send your nomination by March 15, 2023. Committee decisions will be made by April 1st.

Please click here to submit your nomination directly through our website.

We look forward to recognizing all those nominated and celebrating the winners.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Maxine Reddy at

The 2023 Network Days Committee

Information coming soon.