The HALO Project

Program Information

 The HALO Project is a 10-week intensive therapy for foster and adoptive children and families struggling with attachment and the impacts of childhood trauma. The program relies heavily on the principles of Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI®), an evidence-based intervention developed at the Karyn Purvis Institute for Child Development at Texas Christian University.   

The HALO Project includes: 

  • 10 Trauma Education Classes for parents focused on neurochemistry related to trauma, sensory processing, behavior modification, attachment theory/principles
  • Parent support group (facilitated by a licensed clinician)
  • Parent experiential sessions to learn and practice play therapy  techniques and scripts designed for empowering, connecting and  correcting based on TBRI®
  • Social group activities, nurture groups and play groups for the children featuring sensory-rich attachment activities (Kids Club)
  • The use of volunteer "buddies" to model adaptive behaviors and pro-social communication
  • Intensive Individual and Family Therapy
  • Comprehensive assessment and evaluation
  • Referrals to Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy (as needed)
  • Follow up therapeutic services (as needed)


We are currently accepting applications for upcoming sessions for children ages 3-7 and ages 8-12 at  both our Allentown, PA and Harleysville, PA locations. 

 Allentown Winter Session for ages 3-7: January 27-April 6, 2020

Harleysville Session planned for May 2020: Dates TBD

Click below for more information on applying to The HALO Project: