See how The HALO Project (Healing, Attachment, Loving, Outreach) helps foster and adoptive children and families connect with each other and build loving bonds.
The Salvation Army Foster Care & Adoption Program is proud to offer The HALO Project to support children in foster care and kids who have been adopted and exhibit difficulty with attachment. Recognizing the unique needs of children who have experienced trauma, The HALO Project unites parents, counselors, psychologists, social workers, occupational therapists, speech pathologists, volunteers, and the medical community in a powerful 10-week intensive outpatient treatment that addresses behavioral challenges and helps families connect and thrive.
Our specially trained team of TBRI® practitioners and clinicians will work closely with you and your child to address your individual needs. Our class sizes are small, enabling us to provide your family with personalized, compassionate care.
We are currently accepting applications for our spring session of HALO Project for Teens. Sessions begin on March 21, 2022 and run through May 16, 2022 on Monday evenings at Faith Church in Allentown (no class on April 18, 2022).
We are also accepting applications now for our summer session of HALO Project for children ages 3-7 in Souderton, PA . Weekly sessions meet at on Monday evenings at Emmanuel Lutheran Church and begin on June 6, 2022 and run through August 15, 2022 (no class on July 4, 2022).
We offer two programs to address the specific needs of children ages 13-18 who have experienced trauma.
Our Making Sense of Your Worth program includes 8 weeks of small group sessions between teens and a TBRI® trained clinician, helping teens process their past in a supportive, safe group environment.
Our HALO Project for Teens 10-week program is an more intensive option and provides teen group sessions as well as individual family therapy sessions and Trauma Education Classes for parents, plus booster sessions.
Both of these programs are focused on helping teens make sense of their past and build their sense of self-worth. Through the process, the therapist and family work to show each child that they are worthy of being loved and that they can heal from their past.
"I feel like HALO has been the life vest thrown to us as we were about to drown and I wish every family with kids from hard places could get this training!”
"I highly recommend this program to any family feeling frustrated, hopeless and ready to quit. I believe this program gives them the best chance to save their family and bond with their child."