June 22 – 26, 2020

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 koxford@jdam.org.

Cost: Cost $3,000 per person
(discounts for groups – call for information)
Dinner provided first night
Breakfast and Lunch other days

Training will be held at:
1156 N. Broadway
Yonkers, NY 10701

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Lead Facilitators

Aaron James

Aaron James joined the Sanctuary Institute at Andrus in 2016. He consults with organizations across the US. Aaron began his career as a Residential Counselor with Villa of Hope in 1994 and has since served in various roles of both direct and indirect-care. After twelve-years in direct residential child care, Aaron transitioned his practical experience into a training and development role as the Organizational Development Manager. As the lead trainer for the organization, he created and delivered the majority of staff training for the Villa. In 2011, Aaron served as a member of the task force team that selected the Sanctuary Model for the Villa and has been the driving force behind Sanctuary implementation and integration. In August 2014, he was appointed Vice President of Sanctuary and Trauma Education at the Villa and his expanded role included direct counsel to the President/CEO, the Senior Leadership Team and Mid-Management on the implementation of the Sanctuary Model resulting in Certification of Villa of Hope. Aaron became a Certified Executive Leadership Coach in 2015 and utilizing a style grounded in his direct line beginnings, Aaron is uniquely qualified as a coach and mentor for emerging leaders, teams and organizations.

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.


Use code 4FO for Corporate/Promo for ANDRUS rate

Residence Inn Yonkers
7 Executive Boulevard
Yonkers, NY10701
(914) 476-4600

The Marriott Courtyard
5 Executive Boulevard
Yonkers, NY10701
(914) 476-2400

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: mreddy@jdam.org Mobile Office: 914-629-4018