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Short-Term Residential Sanctuary Model Philosophy

We implement the Sanctuary Model’s Seven Commitments foster a safe culture for healing social and psychological trauma.

Sanctuary Model

The Sanctuary Model represents an evidence supported, trauma-informed method for creating or changing an organizational culture in order to more effectively provide a cohesive context within which healing from psychological and social traumatic experience can be addressed. It is a whole system approach designed to facilitate the development of structures, processes and behaviors on the part of staff, children, and the community-as-a-whole that can counteract the biological, affective, cognitive, social and existential wounds suffered by the children in care.

Sanctuary Model's Seven Commitments

  • Non-Violence
  • Social Responsibility
  • Growth and Change
  • Shared Governance
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Social Learning
  • Open Communication

Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI)

TCI is WellSpan Philhaven’s adopted crisis intervention, early intervention, and response philosophy. It is the umbrella under which all therapeutic interventions at WellSpan Philhaven are implemented.

Recovery Model

The Recovery Model is an approach to mental disorder or substance dependence that emphasizes and supports each individual’s potential for recovery. Recovery is seen within the model as a personal journey that may involve developing hope a secure base and sense of self, supportive relationships, empowerment, social inclusion, coping skills and meaning.

The Sanctuary Model’s Seven Commitments

The Sanctuary Model’s Seven Commitments

More About the Sanctuary Model

The Sanctuary Institute

For more details regarding the Sanctuary Model, please click visit the Sanctuary Institute's website.