Learn Sanctuary

Becoming an accredited Sanctuary organisation is achieved through a process of training and consultation. These services are delivered by a dedicated experienced faculty member of the Sanctuary Institute Australia, in collaboration with a steering group and core team from your organisation. Sanctuary Training Programs are tailored to fit the specific contexts and resources of your organisation. 

Commitment to a three year journey to fully implement the Sanctuary Model and become a certified organisation is a significant decision. Members of your organisation may be introduced to the Sanctuary Model and its relevance to their work through a presentation by a Sanctuary Institute Consultant. A range of Sanctuary training options have been developed to lead your staff towards creating Sanctuary in their own workplace.

All elements of Learn Sanctuary are designed to be stand-alone and also to build towards creating a Sanctuary Organisation. Contact Sanctuary Institute Australia for more information about any of these training courses or to discuss your school’s professional learning needs on (03) 9699 9177 or sanctuary@mackillop.org.au.

Sanctuary Model

Sanctuary Taster Presentation

This presentation is provided by a senior member of the Sanctuary Institute Australia (usually 2 hours). It can be targeted to any or all Boards, Senior Executives, Managers and general staff groups. The presentation outlines the basic elements of the Model and how it has been used across a wide range of organisations, across the world, but particularly in Australia. Written information, in addition to that on the website, is available at these sessions.

Introductory Sanctuary Training (2 days)

For groups and individuals who are interested in learning more about Sanctuary and how to use it to provide safety for staff and clients.

Sanctuary Model Training for Organisations (3 days)

More in-depth training in the Sanctuary Model, usually for individual organisations, wishing to increase trauma-informed knowledge and practice of their staff.

Sanctuary Model Full Implementation (may include Certification)

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. This includes (over three years) Diagnostic Assessment, Five Day Training, On-site Consultation, Phone Consultation, Guides and Manuals and Certification.

Sanctuary In Schools Model

Sanctuary In Schools Taster Presentation

This presentation is provided by a Sanctuary Institute Australia Education Consultant (usually 2 hours), and can be targeted to Boards/Councils, School Leaders and/or general staff groups. The presentation outlines the basic elements of the Sanctuary Model and how it has been used in education and other settings, across the world, but particularly in Australia. Written information in addition to that on the website is available at these sessions.

Sanctuary In Schools - Creating a Culture of Wellbeing for whole School Communities (2 days)

This general educator training is for teachers and school leaders who want to improve learning and wellbeing, not only in their classrooms, but across the whole school – creating a culture in which learning and wellbeing for students and staff flourish. School structures and systemic requirements may present hurdles to the implementation of quality teaching, learning and wellbeing frameworks, rather than creating pathways to positive growth and change. Drawing upon principles of the Australian Professional Teaching Standards, State Safe Schools Standards, as well as trauma, learning and systems theory to show what is needed to create a Culture of Wellbeing in schools, we keep growth and change - of students, teachers and school leaders at the heart of the two days.

Sanctuary In Schools Model – Professional Learning for Schools (3 days)

This intensive three day Professional Learning package in the Sanctuary Model is adapted for the Australian Education context. This would suit schools wishing to increase the shared trauma-informed knowledge and practice of their staff, without committing to full implementation of the Sanctuary In Schools Model. Some organisations have decided to fully implement the Sanctuary Model after having completed the three-day training. The three days of training can be tailored to suit the professional development schedules of individual schools.

Sanctuary In Schools - Full Implementation - See how the Sanctuary in Schools Model is fully implemented here.

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