SELF Model

Sanctuary SELF Model at Collier Group Home a NJ Adolescent girls residential program

The SELF Model provides a simple and accessible language for all the people working together toward change within themselves and the organization through comprehensive and universal categories.  These categories are:

Safety:  physical, psychological, social, and moral

Emotional Management:  recognizing and handling feelings in non-harmful ways

Loss:  acknowledging and grieving past losses or traumas and committing to work against getting stuck in the past while recognizing that all change involves loss

Future:  re-establishing the capacity for choice and engaging in new behaviors rather than repeating old patterns