"Healthy ACTIONS;
Healthy AIMS"


Welcome to HALO for Families©, a public health organization where our ultimate goal is to provide parents and caregivers with relevant and effective high quality tools to increase the confidence necessary to nurture, teach, and model healthy physical, mental, and social behaviors in our nation's most precious commodity - children.

Watch "Author/Dr. Chanda Nicole Holsey - 3 Part Children's Books Series for Military Families" to learn about three such quality tools:

Delta Authors on Tour


Our Mission

Our mission is to meet the unique physical health, mental health, and social needs of children and families. We aim to do this by identifying, developing, and promoting high quality, relevant resources that are child-focused, family-centered, research-based, and culturally and developmentally appropriate.

Our Vision

Our vision is to stand out as a public health leadership entity improving the physical, mental, and social well-being of children and families.

Annie E. Casey Foundation (AECF) Expanding the Bench Initiative

In 2015, HALO for Families Evaluation Services applied and was selected to be included in The Annie E. Casey Foundation (AECF) database of research and evaluation professionals.  AECF is devoted to developing a brighter future for millions of children at risk of poor educational, economic, social and health outcomes.  We will be part of their Expanding the Bench (ETB) initiative, and included in a database that will be used by the Research, Evaluation and Learning (REAL) unit at AECF for profiling and recommending contractors for evaluation-related services with the foundation's centers and affiliated programs. http://www.aecf.org/



Five Stars! Amazing Book for Military Members and their Families. It's a must read.

Dr. Chanda Nicole Holsey captures exactly how children feel with a parent in the Military facing a deployment. This book focuses on how the family comes together in understanding dad's departure. I personally work with Military families and children who have benefited from reading this book. This is a must read for parents and children who serve our country. Most definitely a five star book. I highly recommend you read it and share with other Military members and Spouses. "Precious Pete, Will You Remember Me, When I Am Out To Sea?" is absolutely fantastic!

By Lisa Lee on June 13, 2015

I was happy to have local author Dr. Chanda Nicole Holsey at my bookstore to promote her three amazing children's books in honor of our military. I enjoyed visiting with all of her family and friends who came out to support her. It was a pleasure watching the event unfold into a resounding success. I wish Chanda luck in all her future endeavors as an author and I hope to see her again soon. :)

Heather Leigh, Sweetwood Books

Thank you so much for coming today! I hope you enjoyed yourself. Please keep in touch. I am hoping you will come every year to the International Fair. The kids absolutely loved you and your books!

Military & Family Life Counselor, Local Orange Park, FL Elementary School



Core Values

Respect of Diversity and Cultural Competence - We embrace diversity.  We honor and respect the unique contributions and guidance provided from various cultures.

Passion and Creativity - We have a passion for service, creativity, and purpose. We embrace innovation, imagination, ingenuity, resourcefulness, and vision.

Teamwork and Collaboration - We seek to create interdisciplinary, synergistic, and collegial relationships characterized by teamwork and collaboration with other child and family advocates.

Integrity - We foster, encourage, and incorporate honesty and the highest ethical standards in all that we do.

Excellence - We strive to achieve, through continuous improvement measures and adherence to best practices and current research, the highest quality in all of our material development and professional endeavors.

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