Seven Sanctuary commitmentsCertified Sanctuary Community
Certified Sanctuary Community
Counseling & Recovery Services of Oklahoma is the only Oklahoma community mental health center certified in the internationally recognized Sanctuary Model of trauma-informed care. Certification required a three-year implementation process involving clients, employees and board members and a two-day site review.
Our Sanctuary Community recognizes clients and staff experience adversity, traumatic events and stress in our lives. These experiences shape our behavior. As a Sanctuary Community, we agree to the seven Sanctuary Commitments to create a safe environment where clients and staff learn to manage and change behavior and heal from these experiences.
The Sanctuary Model’s seven commitments outline the way that staff and clients agree to interact with one another:
Emotional Intelligence: Managing feelings so we don’t hurt ourselves or others.
Social Responsibility: Agreeing to take care of ourselves and each other.
Social Learning Respecting and sharing ideas and learning from each other.
Democracy: Everyone has a voice in decision making with input from all levels.
Non-violence: Physical, emotional, moral and social safety for ourselves and others.
Open Communications: Saying what we mean and not being mean when we say it.
Growth and Change: Overcoming negative patterns produced by trauma creates hope for a better future.
To download a printable copy of the Seven Sanctuary Commitments poster, click here.
The Sanctuary tools are like vitamins to inoculate us against the effects of stress and trauma, to promote healing and to build good habits. Learn more by following this link.
The first phase of trauma recovery is creating safety and positive emotional connections. Safety plans are practical steps to put our values into practice. Every client and staff member creates, carries and uses a safety plan to manage emotions and keep themselves and others safe. The plan includes about five activities to do alone or with others. For help creating your own safety plan, follow this link.
Dealing with stress and adversity can take its toll. Self-Care Plans are tools and activities that we can use to maintain balance and health while dealing with the stressful demands of life and work. Follow this link to create your own Self-Care Plan.
S.E.L.F. stands for Safety Emotion Loss and Future. S.E.L.F. is the framework to begin
We Are A CARF® International Accredited Provider
We know you have options when deciding who should provide your mental & behavioral health and substance abuse treatment and services. Accreditation is a sign of quality and should be an important consideration in your decision making. Counseling & Recovery Services of Oklahoma is proud to hold the distinction as a CARF® accredited community mental health provider.
In order to maintain our accreditation status, a survey team from CARF International recently visited our sites to evaluate how well we meet international standards for commitment to quality. The team conducted an assessment of over 1,500 rigorous standards and will provide us a report on our strengths and areas for improvement. We received their report and have been accredited for another 3 years through June 30, 2022.
The CALM Center Renovations Revealed
After a two-year capital campaign that successfully raised 1.3 million, The CALM Center’s renovation is complete. An Unveiling, Ribbon Cutting and Open House Celebration will be held on Wednesday September 25th from 2 – 5pm.
The CALM (Child and Adolescent Life Management) Center has provided immediate crisis support for over 4,000 Oklahoma youth ages 10-17 and their families around the clock since 2008. It is the only youth crisis stabilization center in eastern Oklahoma and one of only three in the state, filling the gap between outpatient care and inpatient/residential care. With an increased demand for this critical care, these renovations were needed to create a larger, more welcoming lobby, new multipurpose room for family visits and education, and new offices for admissions and counseling.
September is Suicide Prevention Month
According to the World Health Organization, one person dies every 40 seconds from suicide; it has become a 'global public health issue'. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States; however, among individuals ages 10 – 34 it is the 2nd leading cause of death and is the 4th leading cause among ages 35 – 54. The suicide rate among males is nearly four times higher than females.
Nationally, Oklahoma is ranked 8th in having the highest rate of suicide. In Oklahoma, more suicides occur than motor vehicle accidents every year and suicide outpaces homicide 3 to 1. Firearms are the most common weapons used.
Suicide does not discriminate, everyone can be at risk. Suicidal behavior is complex and there is no single cause. We can all help in suicide prevention by being more aware of these signs, symptoms and main risk factors.
Counseling & Recovery Services provides suicide risk screening for people who want help. Help is also available at 918.744.4800 or the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1.800.237.8255.
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