Sanctuary Five Day Virtual Training

January 11 – 15, 2021

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.

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

Cost: $2,500 per person
(discounts for groups – call for information)

Lead Facilitators

Danisha Bonner

Danisha Bonner joined the Sanctuary Institute in 2016. She has worked as a licensed counselor through the state of Ohio for over fifteen years. Throughout her life, she has worked and served in various capacities, touching the lives of countless individuals. Her career has taken her to elementary, middle and high schools, residential group homes and correctional facilities, and the campuses of colleges and universities in both mental health and substance abuse. She has had the privilege of working with individuals and families to assist with servicing their mental health needs and to provide stability in their lives. Her services to the community locally and across the country include establishing and facilitating programs geared towards youth and young adults, and programs with specific focuses on pre-teen and adolescent girls, and women. She has worked and taught in various settings for personal and professional growth and enrichment for over twenty years. Her training as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Training Supervisor, and her passion to see people live balanced and successful lives, has been displayed in her professional and personal endeavors. Danisha holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English with a minor in Professional Education and a Masters of Arts Degree in Clinical Counseling, also from Xavier University. She is an Adjunct Professor at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Oh and a consultant and faculty member of The Sanctuary Institute in Yonkers, NY.

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.

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: Maxine Reddy Sanctuary Institute Faculty

Email: Mobile Office: 914-629-4018