HALO Program Training Information
For years HALO has been asked by TBRI® Practitioners to share our curriculum. Although we were willing, running a HALO program comes with needing resources and manpower that many who wanted the curriculum didn’t have access too. Now, the HALO Board of Directors made the bold decision to go ahead and train TBRI® Practitioners/Clinicians in the curriculum with the understanding they may not be able to administer the full program. Now, TBRI® Practitioners/Clinicians can be taught the curriculum and use it for individual sessions, for running parent classes or for running a Kids Club or Camp. We are blessed to be able to offer training in this amazing program to others all over the world.
Who Can Attend: Due to the program being clinical, you must be a LCSW’s, LPC’s, LADC’s, LMFT’s, PhD’s or those currently under licensure supervision AND a TBRI® Practitioner.
Cost to Attend: Cost: $1500.00
Time Commitment: The Ages 3-7 and 8-12 HALO Program Training is a 4 Day Training from 9:00 – 4:30 each day. The Teen Training requires an additional 5th day.
What is Included? The cost of the training covers lunch, beverages and light snacks each day. Those attending will receive a HALO Program Facilitator’s Manual which includes the curriculum for the Trauma Education Classes, HALO Kids Club and Individual/Family Sessions. HALO Program Facilitators will also be give a flash drive with the information needed to administer the program.
How to Apply: There is an application process to attend this training. These trainings are very small and intimate. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Are CEU’s available for this training?
How can I use the material once I am trained?
Can I train my co-workers in the HALO Project Curriculum?
What population is the curriculum designed for?
The material is designed for the foster and adopt population. For those interested in being trained in our Prevention Curriculum, it is a two phase curriculum and one must be trained in the Making Sense of Your Worth curriculum training and the Halo Project Curriculum appropriate for the age group you are serving. Please let us know if this is something you are interested in and we can send you more information. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is this curriculum faith-based?
How did HALO Project Start?
HALO Project was created in 2013 out of the overwhelming need for healing expressed by foster and adoptive families. These families made the choice to foster and/or adopt and verbalized how the children in their care were experiencing extreme behavioral and emotional dysregulation. Traditional parenting methods and traditional counseling settings were not proving to be successful in meeting the emotional needs of this population. While in search of best practices nation-wide, HALO Project founders, Jennifer Abney, Cindy Lee and Amy Gray, discovered Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI®) developed by Dr. Karyn Purvis and Dr. David Cross at the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development at Texas Christian University. TBRI® has years of research behind it and was shown to be highly successful in assisting foster and adoptive families in the healing process.
After being trained in TBRI® in 2012, Cindy R. Lee, LCSW created the HALO Project, which is a unique program format for administering TBRI®. Due to the intervention being done in this unique format, Cindy sought council from Dr. Purvis and Dr. Cross at TCU’s KPICD throughout the process to maintain fidelity to the model.
What is HALO Project?
What is the HALO Project Format?
HALO Project activities can be divided into three categories: Trauma Education Classes (TEC), Halo Kids/Teen Club, and Family Sessions. All together, the family receives 50 hours of therapy during the 10 weeks (20 hours of group for the parents, 20 hours of group for the children, and 10 hours for each individual family together.)
Trauma Education Classes (TEC):
Caregivers participate in 10 weeks of Trauma Education Classes. Classes are limited to 12 caregivers and each class is 2 hours in duration (from 6:00-8:00PM.) Classes teach connecting, empowering and correcting principles and rely heavily on TBRI® DVDs, experiential exercises, group discussion and role-play. TEC is facilitated by a licensed therapist.
HALO Kids/Teen Club:
Children participate in HALO Kids Club once a week for 10 weeks. HALO Kids Club occurs at the same time as the Trauma Education Classes for the adults. Each child is paired with a buddy, which is a volunteer member of the community with a heart for children from hard places. HALO Kids Club activities are designed to teach feelings expression, self-regulation, and life value terms associated with TBRI®. Kids Club is facilitated by a licensed therapist. Note: the Teen Club is on a different night than the teen parent classes so the same therapist can facilitate both groups.
Family Therapy Sessions:
Caregivers and child participate in family therapy sessions once a week for 10 weeks (and additional weeks if needed.) These sessions focus on teaching connection through child-led play using the TBRI® Connecting Principles, problem solving specific behaviors, and role-playing TBRI® skills learned in class. In addition, trauma processing through the use of storytelling, play therapy, providing education and therapeutic life books is also included. Specific trauma processing modalities the therapist is trained in such as EMDR or IFS etc. are also used.
Buddies are volunteers and participate in a 1-day training prior to the start of the program. The goal of the training is to provide insight into children from hard places which includes a discussion about trauma and the brain. Buddies are also briefly taught the principles of child-led play. A background check is done on each buddy.