Teen Attachment Disorder Residential Treatment
CALO (“kay-lo”) is a residential relational-based treatment center for troubled teens struggling with reactive attachment disorder and developmental trauma disorder. Using attachment therapy, we heal struggling teens from the effects of early childhood trauma, often related to abuse or neglect.
Our focus is adopted and emotionally out-of-control teens that are damaged in the areas of empathy, reciprocity, and relationship formation. Ninety-five percent of our students are adopted. They suffer emotionally from an overwhelming sense of shame, which drives them to act out in self-destructive ways. Instead of using behavior modification, we mend their damage in the context of safe relationships. We believe relationships are the fertile ground where connection, trust, and empathy are learned.
In all of our interventions, relationships are the change agent. Relationships with parents or guardians, therapists, residential coaches, and purebred Golden Retrievers (what we call “transferable attachment”) are at the heart of our residential treatment model. And our CALO program focuses on creating real connections and meaning with others; it’s about alliance, not compliance. There are no timeouts, only time-ins, providing closeness with trusted caretakers when emotions are high. At CALO there are no levels; we believe that fairness is getting what you need, no matter if you earned it.
CALO accepts girls and boys ages 12 to 18 with parents or guardians that are willing to actively participate in the residential treatment program. If your teen is struggling due to early childhood trauma, call us today at 866-459-1364
. We are here to help you through this process in every way- including finding funding- and will work hard to answer any questions you may have.
Teen Residential Treatment Center Information
Accreditations and Licenses: Ensuring Safety by Upholding Best Practices
• Founded: 2007
• Location: Lake Ozark, Missouri
• Enrollment: Year Round
• Range of Stay: Varies
• Age of Students: 12-18 Years
• Gender: Boys & Girls (Single Gender Hybrid)
|• Airport: Springfield, Columbia, Kansas City or St. Louis|
||CALO has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval. This accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards.
||As a member of the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs, CALO upholds both NATSAP’s Ethical Principles and Principles of Good Practice.
||CALO is licensed by the state of Missouri Department of Social Services (Children's Division) and approved by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.