Sanctuary-Model


Changing a Culture

The Sanctuary Model® is a theory–based, trauma informed and evidence supported approach that has a clear and structured methodology for creating change in an organizational culture. The objective of this change is
to provide a more effective and cohesive context within which healing from psychological and social traumatic experiences can be addressed.

As an organizational intervention, the Model is designed to facilitate the development of structures, processes, and behaviors on the part of staff, clients and the community that can counteract the biological, affective, cognitive, social and existential wounds suffered by victims of traumatic experience and extended exposure
to adversity.

The Sanctuary Model at St. Aloysius

St. Aloysius has became part of a regional cohort with other mental health service agencies who are exploring trauma and the need to have more trauma responsive organizations in the Greater Cincinnati Region. After several months of meetings and research, a decision was made to work together to adopt the Sanctuary Model for our respective agencies.

The implementation of Sanctuary Model involves every person and operational level of St. Aloysius. St. Al’s has invested over 6,000 hours of agency resources to assure that every staff member understands what it means to be
a trauma responsive organization.
Total staff participation is an absolutely critical part of the total transformation process.

The Sanctuary Model is a live Model that we are currently adapting into our programs. Certification is desirable as it assures us that we are adhering
to the high standards of working
with children and families as
a trauma responsive organization.

Whom to Contact

Call us today to discuss how the adoption of the Sanctuary Model® is changing the environment of St. Aloysius into a trauma informed and trauma responsive organization.

If you’re interested in learning more, please call us at 513.242.7600

If you’re interested in learning more, please call us at 513.242.7600

Main Campus

4721 Reading Road
Cincinnati, OH 45237
513.242.7600

For a printable PDF version of this information, please download the appropriate Service Sheet below.

The Sanctuary Model