Sanctuary Tools

What is the Sanctuary Mission?

Our goal at Catholic Community Services is to teach individuals and groups the necessary skills for creating and sustaining nonviolent lives and nonviolent ways to do our work, and to keep believing in the unexplored possibilities of each and well-being for all humanity.

We hope this information is valuable and helpful. Take a risk as you explore Sanctuary with your colleagues. Don't worry! You can't break it!

The Sanctuary Model  consists of four pillars:

The Sanctuary Tool Kit, the S.E.L.F. Model, Trauma Theory, which includes the Catholic Community Services Theory of Change, and the Eight Sanctuary Commitments. 

Shared Knowledge
Trauma Theory means understanding what happens to individuals when they are hurt, recognizing behaviors as survival skills, and making sense of organizational problems from a trauma perspective. 

  • Knowledge about people
  • Knowledge about people under stress
  • Knowledge about healing and recovery for people
  • Knowledge about groups
  • Knowledge about groups under stress
  • Knowledge about healing and recovery for groups

 

Shared Values
The Eight Commitments are the values to which we aspire, the way we agree to be in relationships with each other, and the ways we treat each other in order to mitigate the effects of trauma. The Eight Sanctuary Commitments are: Nonviolence, Emotional Intelligence, Social Learning, Open Communication, Social Responsibility, Democracy, Self-Determination, and Growth and Change.

Shared Language
 S.E.L.F. (Safety, Emotions, Loss, Future) Framework is the language used to understand problems and solve them without blaming others or ourselves. S.E.L.F. is composed of four categories that are used to measure healing and define the significant impairments people face in trauma. 

Shared Practice
The Tool Kit composes daily practices that reinforce the theory, values, and language of Sanctuary and that are used to build a trauma-informed community. 

Let's take a deeper dive into each of the Sanctuary Pillars.


 


 

What is the Sanctuary Mission?

Our goal at Catholic Community Services is to teach individuals and groups the necessary skills for creating and sustaining nonviolent lives and nonviolent ways to do our work, and to keep believing in the unexplored possibilities of each and well-being for all humanity.

We hope this information is valuable and helpful. Take a risk as you explore Sanctuary with your colleagues. Don't worry! You can't break it!

The Sanctuary Model  consists of four pillars:

The Sanctuary Tool Kit, the S.E.L.F. Model, Trauma Theory, which includes the Catholic Community Services Theory of Change, and the Eight Sanctuary Commitments. 

Shared Knowledge
Trauma Theory means understanding what happens to individuals when they are hurt, recognizing behaviors as survival skills, and making sense of organizational problems from a trauma perspective. 

  • Knowledge about people
  • Knowledge about people under stress
  • Knowledge about healing and recovery for people
  • Knowledge about groups
  • Knowledge about groups under stress
  • Knowledge about healing and recovery for groups

 

Shared Values
The Eight Commitments are the values to which we aspire, the way we agree to be in relationships with each other, and the ways we treat each other in order to mitigate the effects of trauma. The Eight Sanctuary Commitments are: Nonviolence, Emotional Intelligence, Social Learning, Open Communication, Social Responsibility, Democracy, Self-Determination, and Growth and Change.

Shared Language
 S.E.L.F. (Safety, Emotions, Loss, Future) Framework is the language used to understand problems and solve them without blaming others or ourselves. S.E.L.F. is composed of four categories that are used to measure healing and define the significant impairments people face in trauma. 

Shared Practice
The Tool Kit composes daily practices that reinforce the theory, values, and language of Sanctuary and that are used to build a trauma-informed community. 

Let's take a deeper dive into each of the Sanctuary Pillars.


 


 

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