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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. We offer age-specific sessions for children ages 3-7, 8-12 and 13-18, with each program tailored to meet the developmental and emotional needs of children in that age group. 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 10-week program 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 techniques and scripts designed for empowering, connecting and  correcting based on TBRI®
  • Social group activities, and for younger children, nurture groups and play groups featuring sensory-rich attachment activities (Kids Club)
  • The use of volunteer “buddies” for younger age groups 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 also offer Making Sense of Your Worth, an 8-week program and support group for teens. Self-Worth is the foundation of who we are as human beings and it plays an important role in every decision we make and in every relationship we have. Experiences from our past can negatively impact how we see ourselves. The Making Sense of Your Worth  eight- week program is designed to help teens understand and heal from their past, so they can build a life-long foundation of positive self-worth and secure attachments. 


We are currently accepting applications for the following HALO sessions: 

Ages 3y-7y:
January 8 – March 18, 2024 (break week February 12th) at Life Church in Macungie, PA

Ages 3-7:
March 25 – June 10, 2024 (break weeks April 29th & May 27th) at Emmanuel Lutheran in Souderton, PA

Ages 8y-12y:
September 16 – December 2, 2024 (break weeks October 14th & November 25th) at Life Church in Macungie, PA

Teen HALO: 
September 16 – November 11, 2024 (break week October 14th) at Emmanuel Lutheran in Souderton, PA

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