NACSW Online Continuing Education

Bringing Shalom to Refugees: The Sanctuary Model of Care
Length: 2.0
Primary Audience:
  • Social workers and related professionals
  • social work students
  • human services professionals
  • clergy
Practice Level(s):
  • Basic
  • Intermediate

Training Format: Audio-Based
Number of CE Hours: 2.0

Lukas Ziomkowski, LMSW
Mark Peterson, LMSW, ACSW
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In this session, participants will learn about a proven, trauma-informed model for providing an array of supports and services for refugees called the Sanctuary Model of Care, which has been implemented by Bethany Christian Services effectively with refugee families for many years in various parts of the United States.


  • Direct Practice: Individuals, Couples, Families and Children
  • Direct Practice: Groups and Communities

Sample Content

Learning Objectives
As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

1. Summarize the theory and practice of the Sanctuary Model of Care for refugees

2. Articulate the key components of trauma-informed care for refugees


Click on the "showDOC" button in the Course Outline section (above) to view the training PowerPoint.


Lukas Ziomkowski, LMSW is a graduate of Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, MI with a Master's Degree in Social Work and a B.A. as a double major in Psychology and Integrated Studies: Taboos and Controversial Issues in Society. Lukas is a clinical and macro licensed Social Worker through the state of Michigan where he currently serves as the Program Supervisor for Bethany Christian Services' residential programs for Unaccompanied Refugee Minors. He also chairs Bethany Christian Services' Sanctuary Model of Care implementation team. Lukas has over 15 years of social work experience working with diverse population groups in a variety of services including wilderness adventure therapy, group residential care, refugee resettlement, individual and family counseling, as well as international experience with youth programs in Galway, Ireland.

Mark Peterson, LMSW, ACSW, earned his MSW from Western Michigan University in 1982 and has over 32 years of clinical, supervisory, and management experience. He is a certified social worker, certified addictions counselor (plus ten years supervising substance abuse programs), and has specialized training in trauma-informed treatment. Mark has co-authored three books on client treatment planning scales (adult, child, and adolescent), two books on progress notes planning, and three books on homework planning. He has been employed at Bethany Christian Services since 1995 and currently serves as the clinical director for Bethany's Child and Family Traumatic Stress Center and its Residential Treatment programs.

CE Accreditation Information

NACSW, provider #1078, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by The Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), phone: 800-225-6880, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program valid 1/27/18 – 1/27/21. NACSW maintains sole responsibility for the program. The North American Association of Christians in Social Work (NACSW) is also recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0479. Social Workers will receive 2.0 continuing education clock hour(s) for participating in this training. It is the responsibility of participants to contact their licensing boards to verify that this training, as a distance education session, meets their jurisdictional standards for continuing education credit and/or licensure renewal.

Requirements for Earning Continuing Education Contact Hours

Requirements to earn continuing education contact hours for home-study courses include: a) engaging with all the required materials provided by this training; b) completing and submitting an on-line evaluation of this session; c) receiving a grade of 80% or better on the “open-book” post-workshop quiz. Session participants who meet these three requirements will receive a continuing education contact hour certificate from NACSW on-line immediately following their completion of this course.

Registration Fee and Refunds

The registration fee covers engaging in all the required materials provided by the on-line training as well as costs associated with maintaining the website which supports the training materials, as well as CE certificate administration. Refunds, minus a $25 administrative fee, are available upon request within 15 days of purchasing/enrolling in a training. No refunds or exchanges are available once the training quiz has been opened.

Grievance Procedure

Any individual who has a complaint regarding any aspect of this training should communicate in writing to the executive director of NACSW within 30 days after having completed the training. The executive director will conduct a review and respond in writing within 30 days of receiving this complaint. For more information, contact the NACSW office at or 203-270-8780.

Request for Accommodations

Please contact NACSW at, or 203.270.8780 if you would like to request a special accommodation.


Because this is a home study training session, there is no direct contact and/or communication between the individual taking this training and the session speaker. Interactivity for this training consists of the interaction between a person registered for this training session and the materials and content offered in this session.

Contact Information

If you have questions pertaining to the content of the training (session content, outline, content level, continuing education contact hours, etc.), contact or 203.270.8780. You will receive a response within 24 hours. If you are in need of technical support, send an email to You will receive a response from the program's technical support manager within 8 hours, 7 days a week.