Attachment-Based Treatment
The change agent is relationships. ... More
Clinical Integrity
All interaction with our students are therapeutic. ... More
Specialization
We heal trauma using an attachment-focused model. ... More
Transferable Attachment
Canine attachment lessons that transfer to human relationships. ... More
Joint Commission Accredited
NATSAP Accredited
Missouri Social Services Approved
AdvancED Accredited

Why Calo?

We created Calo with specialty care in mind. Most residential treatment centers for teens would be better classified as behavior modification generalist programs, while we adopt a true relationship-based treatment approach to create real change from the inside out. At Calo we treat a very specific subset of the struggling teen population: we heal the effects of trauma using a relationship paradigm. More

Our Program

Due to their developmental trauma, the teens Calo works with have some core beliefs about themselves and the world they live in. At their core, they believe the world is an unsafe place. They typically experience themselves as alone, inadequate, and socially clueless. And they feel fear, shame and anxiety. Calo’s remedy to this belief system and the painful situations that arise from it is relationship. More

Our Team

Every employee at Calo has made a personal commitment to our core purpose of Profoundly Changing Lives and Creating Joy. All of our team members are personally driven by our mission from front line coaches to the leadership team and many have personal experience and training with adoption and trauma. Calo boasts one of the highest employee-to-student ratios in residential treatment. More CALO is Hiring! Click Here



The approach of multiple types of therapy and the constant support for students that don’t have a lot of trust is amazing. You all get our child and while I know she is continuing to test boundaries and continues to struggle, the support she receives and the updates we receive is exceptional."

Sharon S., Calo Parent

Joint Commission Accredited
NATSAP Accredited
Missouri Social Services Approved
AdvancED Accredited