|Restoring Sanctuary: New Book on Model by Bloom and Farragher|
|Tuesday, 05 March 2013 00:23|
Co-authors Dr. Sandra L. Bloom of Drexel University and Brian Farragher, Chief Operating Officer of ANDRUS -- the creator and a key advocate in promoting use of The Sanctuary Model by human services provider agencies -- were recognized in a reception last week celebrating their new book, Restoring Sanctuary: A New Operating System for Trauma-Informed Systems of Care . The event drew 95 people to Saint Peter’s Church at the Citicorp Center in midtown Manhattan on Thursday, February 28. The book was published this month by Oxford University Press.
The evening featured a community conversation on “Creating Safety in an Unsafe World”. Panelists and audience members addressed a range of issues about violence, safety and our children. The program was moderated by Susan Dreyfus, CEO of the Alliance for Children and Families. Following opening remarks by Dreyfus, both Farragher and Bloom offered comments on the new book, which follows the publication of their previous title, Destroying Sanctuary, also published by Oxford Press. As Farragher described the companion volumes, “the first book described the formidable barriers to providing effective mental health and social services to our clients and issued a call for reform and recovery. This new volume takes that next step. We see it as a roadmap to recovery for our nation’s human service organizations.”