Embedding Sanctuary in your Organisation

The Implementation of The Sanctuary Model involves a combination of training and consultation.

Quote by Emily, MacKillop Family Services staff member on the value of Sanctuary

The Australian faculty of the Sanctuary Institute supports your organisation through a series of steps, which progressively align the practices, attitudes and philosophies of Sanctuary’s trauma-informed approach with your organisation.

1. Diagnostic Assessment

The process of implementation begins with a diagnostic assessment of your organisation. This assessment typically involves a two day on-site observation and interview process. This is used to generate a report outlining your organisation’s strengths and weaknesses against 11 domains. These domains align with the seven Sanctuary Commitments and the four components of S.E.L.F.

2. The Five Day Training

The second step of the implementation process involves intensive training of your organisation’s identified leadership, at a five day training session. During the training, participants will receive an in-depth understanding of the components and tools of The Sanctuary Model. The training will also provide the opportunity for attendees to work with our highly-skilled consultants to apply Sanctuary’s concepts and tools to the specific settings in which you will be implementing the model.

3. On-site Consultation

Our expert consultants will be on-hand to assist you to begin rolling out the Sanctuary Model across your organisation. They will assist you with strategies and tips on how to implement Sanctuary into your organisational culture and disseminate the concepts of the Sanctuary tool kit, seven Sanctuary Commitments and S.E.L.F. framework.

4. Phone Consultation

Our consultants will also be available to make sure your implementation remains on track via a series of scheduled phone consultation sessions. In these sessions they will ensure implementation goals are being met, assist you with trouble shooting and answer any questions you may have.

5. Guides and Manuals

You receive the four core manuals to support implementation of The Sanctuary Model:

  • The Sanctuary Implementation Guide
  • The Sanctuary Staff Training Manual
  • The Sanctuary Psycho-Education Manual
  • The Sanctuary Implementation Standards