2011 Annual Report (click to view)
“Factors Associated with Foster Parents’ Perceptions of Agency Effectiveness in Preparing Them for Their Role”
We’re pleased to present our first peer reviewed article from the Andrus Sanctuary Institute. This article, entitled “Factors Associated with Foster Parents’ Perceptions of Agency Effectiveness in Preparing Them for Their Role” is based on work Dr. Nina Esaki, Director of Research, Sanctuary Institute conducted while at the University of Maryland School of Social Work, where she was formerly a Research Assistant Professor. The article provides evidence of the need for agencies to provide support and training of foster parents; a need that can be addressed with the Sanctuary Model.
To view the authorâ€™s manuscript, click here. This is the Author’s Accepted Manuscript of an article published in the Journal of Public Child Welfare, October 26, 2012, copyright Taylor & Francis, available online at http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15548732.2012.723978
If you have any questions about the article or obtaining a copy, please contact Nina directly at NEsaki@jdam.org .
By Sandra Bloom and Brian Farraher ( Chief Operating Officer , ANDRUS)
Outlines a vision for transforming our mental health and social service systems. Linking trauma theory to organizational function, Destroying Sanctuary provides a framework for creating truly trauma-informed services. Destroying Sanctuary is a stirring call for reform and recovery, required reading for anyone concerned with removing the formidable barriers to mental health and social services, from clinicians and administrators to consumer advocates
To read more about the book, click here: Destroying Sanctuary .
“Sandra Bloom and Brian Farragher provide reflective readers with a wonderful description of human development and the observable steps by which we grow into content, productive people or become chronically distressed and physically ill. Destroying Sanctuary is particularly timely as we rethink various aspects of the U.S. medical care system, especially the cost of our comfortable inattention to the far-reaching impact of traumatic life experiences. ”
-Vincent J. Felitti, MD, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program and University of Californi
“Packed with wisdom, scientific evidence, and concepts that are vital to understanding and healing the ‘chronic public health disaster’ that is a consequence of endemic traumatic stress and adversity. Read it once and learn…study it and learn more.”
-Robert Anda, MD, MS, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study
“This powerful, disturbing and highly readable new book shows, with poignant examples, that toxic stress affects not only individuals but also impairs the function of organizations, including those that are supposed to provide sanctuary for traumatized children and adults.”
-Bruce McEwen, PhD, The Rockefeller University
Craig Haen, Assistant Director of Clinical Services at ANDRUS
About: “This book explores a variety of creative approaches that professionals can use to enhance the clinical experience and better reach their young male clients. Chapters discuss the theory behind and implementation of various creative approaches to therapy with boys, such as play therapy, including sports, movement, and gross-motor activity; animal-assisted therapy; the use of video games and computers; the use of superheroes in role play, metaphor, and play therapy; and art therapy. Attention is also given to methods for working with several subgroups of boys that require specialized treatment approaches, including gender variant and sexual minority boys and boys with ADHD. The first book of its kind, mental health professionals will find this a comprehensive and highly valuable text to help them understand, help, and support boys and their development.”
My favorite books are those that challenge my structured beliefs, stretch my comfort zone, ignite my curiosity, and elicit actions and reactions! Such is Haenâ€™s new edited book on therapy with boys. Chapter after chapter there are insights, guidance, and creative ways of inviting youngsters to become invested in their own therapy process. This is a great compilation of topics from an array of smart, experienced, and gifted professionals. I learned a lot, I felt inspired, and I canâ€™t wait to implement some of the innovative ideas in my work.” Eliana Gil, PhD, Gil Center for Healing and Play, Virginia, USA
“Boys are fantastic in their variety. Engaging Boys in Treatment is equally magnificent through timely and creative reconsiderations of therapeutic approaches to boyhood’s multiplicity.” Ken Corbett, PhD, author, Boyhoods: Rethinking Masculinities