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CCTC passionately serves the emotional needs of children and families at risk beginning in early childhood. We meet children where they are and help them to reach their full potential regardless of their challenges. We strive to provide a safe and welcoming environment in which every child is given the opportunity to thrive.

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Sanctuary Model

Creating a safe environment for the children and families we serve and the staff who serve them.

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The Sanctuary Model

The Sanctuary Model is a trauma-informed method for creating or changing an organizational culture in order to more effectively provide a cohesive context within which healing from psychological and social traumatic experience can be addressed.

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Building and modeling emotional, moral, social, and physical safety skills

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Emotional Intelligence

Teaching and modeling emotion management skills

Open Communication →

Open Communication

Overcoming barriers to healthy communication

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Social Learning

Building and modeling problem-solving skills and learning from each other

Social Responsibility →

Social Responsibility

Building social connection skills and working for social justice

Shared Governance →

Shared Governance

Creating and modeling participatory leadership that promotes shared decision making, negotiation, and compromise

Growth & Change →

Growth & Change

Restoring hope, meaning and purpose


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