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The Sanctuary Model: A Restorative Approach for Human Service Organizations

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Published Date
March, 2010
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This article describes Dr. Sandra Bloom’s Sanctuary Model as an operating system that helps human services organizations function in a humane, democratic, and socially responsible manner. While focused on organizations with a treatment function, the focus on the “seven commitments” (nonviolence, emotional intelligence, social learning, open communication, democracy, social responsibility, and growth and change) is also relevant to advocacy organizations.