Sanctuary Five Day Virtual Training

Monday, June 20 – Friday, June 24, 2022
Time: 10 am – 5 pm Est. daily

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 (group discounts available)

We are offering 27.5 units of CEU credits at an additional cost to New York State LMHC, LCSW, and LMSW holders.

For more information, contact Alicia Peak

Lead Facilitator

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.

Victoria Hummer

Victoria L. Hummer, MSW, LCSW – joined the Sanctuary Institute in 2017 as a per diem faculty providing trauma-informed leadership training and consultation to organizations implementing the Model of treatment and organizational change. With 25 years of clinical experience and 10 years of research experience in the areas of children’s mental health, adoption, and child welfare—Vicki is  currently the Director of Training & Outreach at the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay. She is responsible for internal Core Training for all direct care staff at the agency who assist people in crisis, in addition to Trauma Informed Care (TIC) organizational assessment and implementation. She trains the community in Trauma Informed Care, Psychological First Aid within the Post-Traumatic Stress Management Continuum, Mental Health First Aid, Cultural and Linguistic Effectiveness, Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children and Effective Providers of Services to Children Exposed to Violence.

Vicki has been a member of the Statewide Interagency Workgroup on TIC since 2009, and currently co-chairs the local TIC Workgroup. She has co-authored journal articles on trauma informed care and done over 100 presentations on the topic. She is an adoptive parent whose advocacy has led to an improved service system for this population in the Tampa Bay area. Vicki holds a Bachelor degree from North Carolina State University and a Master degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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: Alicia Peak Sanctuary Institute Program Associate

Email:  Office Mobile: 914.327.9217