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S. E. L. F. Group Curriculum

S. E. L. F. Group Curriculum

Every outpatient and inpatient mental health setting, child protection service, parenting program, domestic violence shelter, school, and homeless shelter today must contend with the issue of a past history of exposure to trauma in their clients. 

The S.E.L.F. Psychoeducational Group Curriculum is a good way to start, addressing the fundamental problems surrounding exposure to violence without needing to focus on specific individual events within a group setting.

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S. E. L. F. Group Training

S. E. L. F. Group Training

S.E.L.F. group trainings are offered by two cofounders of the Sanctuary program, Joseph F. Foderaro, L.C.S.W. and RuthAnn Ryan, M.S.N. Training experiences are tailored to the needs of the organization.

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Center for Nonviolence & Social Justice

In November of 2007, the Thomas Scattergood Foundation awarded Drexel University’s School of Public Health with a five-year grant to establish the Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice.

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Curriculum

A Trauma-Informed Psychoeducational Group Curriculum

S.E.L.F. represents the four nonlinear, key areas of recovery that provide an organizing framework for the complex problems presented by trauma survivors, by families with problems, and by chronically stressed organizations.

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News & Events

 

Recent News

Recent News

What if We Could PREVENT Most Mental Health Problems?

The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACEs Study) may turn out to be the most important scientific finding of the late 20th century, opening up windows of opportunity that could vastly improve mental health care, physical health care, and virtually all of our current major social problems. The ACEs study, along with other major epidemiological studies, show that we have a Major Public Health Epidemic that is actually getting relatively little attention in public discourse and has yet to seriously impact policy.

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The Raising of America: Wounded Places

Dr. Sandra L. Bloom is featured in an upcoming documentary which focuses on confronting childhood PTSD in america’s shell-shocked cities. Traveling to Philadelphia and Oakland, this episode chronicles the stories of children shaken by violence and adversity and asks not “What’s wrong with you?” but “What happened to you?” and “How can traumatized children and neighborhoods heal?”

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A New Book Has Arrived!

"Restoring Sanctuary" is a roadmap to recovery for our nation's systems of care. It explores the notion that organizations are living systems themselves and as such they manifest various degrees of health and dysfunction, analogous to those of individuals. Becoming a truly trauma-informed system therefore requires a process of reconstitution within helping organizations, top to bottom. A system cannot be truly trauma-informed unless the system can create and sustain a process of understanding itself.

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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Elevate Montana ACE Study Summit 2015

October 1st & 2nd. ChildWise Institute presents Elevate Montana. This Summit will provide trauma-informed strategies and solutions to mitigate toxic stress in children and build resilience.

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SanctuaryWeb.com is your resource for all things that lead to Sanctuary. Access and gain insight to The Sanctuary Model. Research and purchase S.E.L.F Curriculums. Browse and read published articles, as well as, purchase books written by Dr. Sandra L. Bloom.

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