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Sanctuary Approach

The Sanctuary Model increases awareness, emphasizes safety, and teaches the necessary skills to manage feelings, while creating an environment that can support the challenges of processing change, feelings, past trauma, grief, and loss for the children and families we serve.


We began our accreditation process in 2014 and achieved certification in May of 2017.

For St. Al's, Sanctuary

changed everything.

Unintegrated post-traumatic fragments of memory and experience are splinters in the psyche. If healing is to occur, those splinters must come out. Trauma-specific treatment is about first, taking out the splinters and then helping the person to adjust to a life that is quite different when those splinters are no longer there as determining factors in self-perception and relationships.

Dr. Sandra Bloom

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