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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 - Announcements

 

Recent News

Recent News

What Can Albania Teach Us About Trust?
Turns out Albanian culture has much to offer about trust, safety, and hospitality. read more ...

Why Parents Should Send Kids Off to School With Personal Safety Plans
Children need safety plans that help them manage their emotions - so do their parents - read this blog contribution from trainer, Diane Wagenhals. read more ...

New York Times

Whac-a-Mole

Let's look at other forms of adversity in childhood in addition to violence. New article by Jane Stevens at ACEs Connection.

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The Sandra Bloom House Dedication

In April, Bridgeway Recovery dedicated their new women's residential program as the Sandra Bloom House. Pictures here!

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Sanctuary and Girls in Juvenile Justice

Expanding Definitions

DOCUMENTARY FILM

 CAREGIVERS documentary film, released in 2015, takes us on a journey into a world the public has not seen. The film depicts the dramatic emotional costs experienced by professional providers such as doctors, nurses, social workers, firefighters, and first responders who rescue, assist, and when possible heal the injured and traumatized. Through dramatic stories, CAREGIVERS probes the emotionally risky aspects of professional caregivers.

For other Trauma-Informed Documentaries click here

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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, Key Websites, Etc

Upcoming Events, Key Websites, Etc

Coming, October 13, Bethlehem, PA Trauma Art Narrative Training with Dr. Lyndra Bills. For more, see http://www.learntraumaart.com/


Coming, November 3-4, 2016, Washington, D.C. First International Conference on Building Personal and Psychosocial Resilience for Climate Change. 


New article about Michael O'Bryan and our Strawberry Mansion project!

"Community Meetings can be integral to schools becoming whole-student-centered and trauma-informed."

 

 

 

 

 

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