Halo Project

Foster care children and parents in the Halo Project OKCThe HALO (Healing, Attachment, Loving, Outreach) Project is a

10-week intensive outpatient intervention designed to meet the unique and diverse needs of children in foster care, children that have been adopted or children that exhibit difficulty in the area of attachment.

 

HALO Project relies heavily on the Trust Based Relational Intervention model created by Dr. Karyn Purvis and Dr. David Cross at the TCU Institute of Child Development.

The target population for the 10-week intervention is 6 families with children ages 3-7 that are in the foster care system or have been adopted.

 

Families Enrolled in the HALO Project Receive:

  • A 10 week intensive intervention program for foster families and/or families that have adopted;
  • 10 Trauma Education Classes (TEC) for parents focusing on neurochemistry related to trauma, sensory processing, behavior modification, and attachment theory and principles;
  • Parent support group with the other parents in the program (facilitated by a clinician);
  • Parent experiential sessions in which parents 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 rich activities (i.e. HALO Kids Club);
  • The use of volunteer "buddies" to model adaptive behaviors and pro-social communication;
  • Intensive Individual and Family Therapy;
  • Occupational Therapy (as needed);
  • Comprehensive assessment and evaluation;
  • Speech Therapy (as needed);
  • Follow up therapeutic services following completion of the program (as needed.)

Families interested in participating in the HALO Project must be available on Monday nights from 6:00 to 8:00 pm for the duration of the program.  In addition, individual and family sessions are held during the day and are generally held on Wednesdays with some of the sessions being home-based.  Currently, after school appointments are not available.

Due to the success and popularity of the program, HALO generally has a wait list.  If you are interested in participating, please complete a short form to be added to the waitlist.

 

HALO Project is a 501(c) 3.

HALO's therapeutic community partners include: Total Poss-abilities, Speech Pathway & Leslie Rundell, Ph.D.

Our Story

The HALO Project was founded in 2013 by Jennifer Abney, Cindy Lee and Amy Gray. HALO (Healing Attachment Loving Outreach) was born out of a demanding need expressed by Oklahoma foster and adoptive parents.

What HALO Participants Are Saying About HALO”

“HALO and the TBRI is life changing!”

Amanda Nix, foster mother

“I think every person who wants to foster or adopt should be required to take the class.  The classes should become part of the standard curriculum for school teachers and administrators.   Really, all parents should study the concepts/take the classes.”

Bryan Nikkel, Adoptive Parent

 

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HALO Project  is a non-profit 501(c)3.