Talitha Koum Institute

“My child, rise up!”

Talitha Koum’s brain development program for young children with trauma-affected behavior follows the work of Dr. Bruce Perry (M.D., Ph.D.), founder of Child Trauma Academy. Dr. Perry and Oprah Winfrey have just released their book, “What Happened to You?” to help others move from judgement to compassion. A child living in the toxic stress of deep poverty is likely to enter public school with a brain so disorganized that a strong neural pathway for learning isn’t available. Add a hyper-reactive stress response system with its violent outbursts and a child can enter the “school-to-prison pipeline” at the tender age of four. Talitha Koum’s therapeutic interventions for infants through Pre-K students include the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics as well as the evidence-based HighScope® cognitive curriculum. Parenting meetings and a kindergarten-to-college mentoring program round out the care. The weekday, year-round program now offers interventions for foster children who have either been adopted or are in the process of being adopted so that a forever home is more confidently achieved. Tours for individuals or groups are once again available by request.

Talitha Koum Institute

1311 Clay Avenue

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