The Sanctuary Model®
Sherwood and Myrtie Foster’s Home for Children has embraced the Sanctuary Model of Trauma Informed Care as the conduit for implementing its mission to children and families suffering from violence, neglect, abuse, addiction, racism and trauma.
Sanctuary is based on trauma theory and systems theory, which makes it particularly effective for an entire organization.
Sanctuary is based on the idea that healing from trauma, stress and adversity requires creating an environment that promotes healing.
Sanctuary uses S.E.L.F. as the lens through which it examines the seven commitments, use of safety plans and daily living in the neighborhood of Foster’s Home. The S.E.L.F. framework stands for:• Safety • Emotions Management • Loss • Future.
Sanctuary-trained staff are expected to be role models for healthy relationships among clients and treatment providers and to make safety and non-violence major priorities across the milieu.
The Sanctuary Model contains seven commitments that serve as goals for resolving trauma-based issues:
Growth and Change
Forgiveness. – added by Foster’s Home in the belief that none of the other commitments are possible without Forgiveness, which was first given to us