Saint Gabriel's System

Saint Gabriel's Hall Receives SANCTUARY Certification

February 18th, 2011:

We are proud to announce that Saint Gabriel's Hall has passed a 3 year SANCTUARY Certification process and have joined the world-wide SANCTUARY Community of providing Trauma-Informed Care to our clients and families.
The Certification process is designed to promote, sustain and strengthen an organization's commitment to the maintenance of a trauma informed culture for all stakeholders. Certification is a symbol that an organization provides a higher level of care, a trauma-sensitive encironment for clients/consumers/students and a better work environment for staff. This process affirms our commitment to ensure fidelity to the Sanctuary Model and meet the standard of providing a safe, secure and developmental appropriate environment in which clients and staff will recover and thrive.
Agencies that meet the standards can expect to experience

  • improved treatment outcomes
  • enhanced staff communication
  • reductions in violence
  • increased job satisfaction
  • improvements in the areas of nonviolence, emotional intelligence, social learning, open communication, shared governance, social responsibility, and growth and change       

This certification was possible by a PA State Grant targeted to reducing restraints and to assist Residential Treatment Facilities in providing quality care for youth and families.  We believe that our rich LaSallian Foundation impacts and allows for the success of this implementation.  (Martha Tavantzis, LCSW - Director of Treatment)