WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- The 8th Annual Sanctuary Network Conference, where organizations and individuals will have the opportunity to share the challenges and experiences of practicing Sanctuary, will be held at the Crowne Plaza in White Plains on Thursday, Dec. 5.
Already recognized both internationally and nationally, ANDRUS’ Sanctuary Model has built a solid foundation for changing the face of care for children and families that have experienced trauma.
At this year’s conference, Dr. Sandra Bloom, associate professor, Drexel University School of Public Health, and Laura Porter, co-founder of ACE Interface, LLC will deliver keynotes.
In addition to those presented by ANDRUS staff, workshops will be presented by other experts and organizations in the field including the Children’s Crisis Treatment Center, Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth, Sara Reed Children’s Center and Adelphoi Village.
"Sanctuary is a model for how we can transform the way we approach children and families where a cycle of negative responses to challenging situations becomes ingrained and self-perpetuating," Mimi Corcoran, president of ANDRUS, said in a statement.
Since its inception in 2005, the institute has worked with close to 300 organizations in 27 states and seven countries to help create trauma-informed organizational cultures, and promote safety and recovery from adversity.
Founded in 1928, ANDRUS today is a family-centered organization offering an array of innovative programs to help children, families and communities meet their full potential.
Based in Yonkers, ANDRUS operates 14 locations in Westchester County including three outpatient mental health clinics, home visiting programs, a child-care center and a special education school and residential treatment campus.