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?

At CALO, we created our program with specialty care in mind. We adopt a true relationship-based treatment approach to create real change from the inside out. Most residential treatment centers for teens and adolescents would be better classified as behavior modification generalist programs. At CALO we treat a very specific subset of the struggling teen population: we heal the effects of trauma using an attachment paradigm. ... 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, with 2.75 employees per enrolled student. ... More

Our Program

The CALO therapeutic model is based on the belief that most behavioral and emotional disturbances in young people respond best to attachment and relationship interventions and the principles of trust and connection. Our program combines a number of therapeutic experiences to help students develop through the Interdependence of Trust of Care, Trust of Control, and Trust of Self. ... More

Testimonials

At CALO, we are proud of our legacy of helping struggling teens and their families through adoption and trauma issues. See what others are saying about CALO. ... More

Admissions

Our Admissions department is ready to provide any assistance to help you and your family get the specialized help you need. ... More

Contact Us

Get in touch with us via phone or email, or get directions to CALO. ... More

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Keep up to date with CALO and find information about attachment treatment, childhood trauma and adoption issues. ... More

How To Contact CALO

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