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Center for Learning and Innovation

TrainingAndrus Center for Learning and Innovation

The ANDRUS Center for Learning and Innovation (ACLI) was created to facilitate dialogue among professionals who work on behalf of vulnerable children and families, including organizational and individual practitioners, funders, policy makers, researchers, and the public.

ACLI’s mission is to:

  • Share the depth and breadth of knowledge ANDRUS Sanctuary Institute has acquired in its experience with vulnerable children, families, individuals and organizations.
  • Provide a forum where information pertaining to vulnerable children, families, individuals, and organizations, can be responsibly gathered, shared, and disseminated.
  • Contribute to the worldwide knowledge base by conducting and supporting cutting edge research on vulnerable children and families.

ACLI was instrumental in developing the Sanctuary Model of trauma-responsive organizational change and social movement, and now disseminates this innovative approach to other organizations, through the Six-levels of Sanctuary Institute training.

Professional Development

Individual practitioners benefit from the knowledge and experiences of ANDRUS Sanctuary faculty with expert guidance in trauma-informed care and staff development in building trauma responsive communities.

Program Evaluation and Consultation

ACLI’s Sanctuary Institute provides on-site consultation and support in strategic planning, leadership development, accountability, empowerment, financial management, research, data collection, and analysis.

Scholarly Research and Publication

ACLI Sanctuary Institute researchers conduct and support research by scholars from diverse disciplinary and methodological perspectives to advance understanding and treatment modalities for families coping with mental health issues in children.

Symposia

ACLI hosts national and regional symposia to facilitate the presentation and sharing of best practices by experts in the care of children with special needs.

Information Sharing

ACLI serves as a virtual resource center for information, research, services, and programs related to vulnerable children and families by providing links to data sources, directories, publications, working papers, professional news and other sites.

To learn more about ACLI, contact:

Cate Montuoro
Director of Business Operations
ANDRUS-Sanctuary Institute
cmontuoro@jdam.org
1156 N. Broadway
Yonkers, NY 10701
914-965-3700 ext. 1120