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Staff Publications

“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 author’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

If you have any questions about the article or obtaining a copy, please contact Nina directly at .

Destroying Sanctuary: The Crisis in Human Service Delivery Systems

By Sandra Bloom and Brian Farragher

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

Past Newsletters

June 2014-Orchard School Graduates, ANDRUS Selected as a Member of the Aspen Institute Ascend Network, Sheep Shearer Visits Campus
January 2014- Director of Institutional Advancement, Sanctuary Advisory Board, Early Learning Center, Sanctuary Five Day Training
December 2013- Sanctuary Network Conference, Holidays, Community Health Fair
November 2013- Giving Thanks, ANDRUS Collects Coats for Kids, ANDRUS and Mercy College Team Up, VP Invited to DC Think Tank, Animal Therapy
October 2013- Light Up the Night, Leadership Academy, Senior Leadership Team, Partnership with Mt. Vernon Schools
September 2013- Meet Our Honoree, ArtsWestchester Grant, RAP Studio Opens
August 2013- Meet Our Honoree, Backpack Project, Summer at ANDRUS
July 2013- Open Letter From New CEO, RWJF Awards ANDRUS $339K Grant, Sanctuary Goes to Singapore, Save the Date:Fall Gala
June 2013-Goodbye Nancy, Golf Fore Kids Raises $177K, Random Farms Brings Theater to ANDRUS
May 2013-Employees Celebrate Wellness, AELC Turns One, Volunteering & Kite Festival- Big Success
April 2013- Arts Thrive at ANDRUS, Student Athlete Visits, Golf Fore Kids Registration
March 2013-ANDRU VP Wins National Fellowship, Spring Events, Book Party Celebrates Restoring Sanctuary, Kerron Norman Speaks at Stamp Dedication
February 2013- Restoring Sanctuary Released, Weinberg Foundation Supports McGee Hall Renovations, Virtual Tour of Campus
January 2013- Brian Farragher Invited to Meeting at White House, Annual Report Releases, Student Athletes Offer Advice to ANDRUS Students
December 2012- Sanctuary Network Conference, NBA Cares Brings Legend and Fit Clinic to Mark Opening of Gym, Nancy Ment Honored, ANDRUS Receives Agency of the Month Recognition
October 2012- Wall Street Journal Highlights ANDRUS, Light Up the Night! A Successful Celebration, Meet Our Pet Therapy Canines
September 2012- Brian Farragher Op Ed Published in Journal News, Backpack Project, Parent Survey
August 2012- Orchard School Olympics, Microsoft Donation, Upcoming Conferences and Presentations
July 2012- Congratulations 2012 Graduates, Summer at ANDRUS, Sanctuary Travels to Tasmania
June 2012- ANDRUS at the White House, Golf Fore Kids Outing Raises $163K, 1,000 Screenings in 365 Days
May 2012- May is Mental Health Month, Early Learning Center Opens, Staff Dinner and Awards
April 2012- Public Awareness Campaign in Yonkers, Early Learning Center Open House and Spring Events
March 2012- Champs Program, Spring Events and Staff Awards
February 2012- Baby Shower for New Center, MHD Receives Early Recognition Grant and Sanctuary in Singapore
January 2012 – ANDRUS Enters Blog-o-sphere, Update on Early Learning Center & Holiday Thank You’s
December 2011-Sanctuary Conference Sets Record, Staff Awards & Coats for Kids Thank You’s
November 2011- ANDRUS to Open New Program, Letters to the First Lady & Pet Therapy on Campus
October 2011- Mental Health Division Enters Schools, Light Up the Night Fundraiser & GAP Volunteers
September 2011- New Website Launch, COO on BronxNet Television & All About Hope Space