To understand Calo’s unique treatment plan, you first must understand the kids and families for whom it is designed. Click here to read the article.
…And it caught me by surprise, actually. Who knew? I researched it a bit and found out that the day is used to “honor and recognize the hardest working people among us.” During these hottest days of summer, often called the “dog days” of summer, employers acknowledge and show their appreciation for people that “tend … Continued
Calo Teens Academic Director Dr. Bob Burroughs discusses how we treat developmental trauma and heal it through relationships. It’s a great journal article for parents, professionals and educators on Calo’s developmental trauma model of treatment. At Calo, we summarize our relationally-based treatment model as CASA, which stands for Commitment, Acceptance, Security, Attunement. The ultimate goal … Continued
Great article in the latest Adoption Today’s attachment and trauma issue. Former Calo therapist, Amanda, writes about her experience with Calo’s canine program and interviews a former Calo student (who adopted her canine from Calo) and Calo’s Canine Therapy Director, Jeanna Osborn. Our #calogoldens are a critical part of our treatment team and aftercare program. … Continued
By Dr. Bob Burroughs Before joining Calo as its Academic Director, I was an educational consultant advising families on residential treatment. In general, families favored a treatment cycle that matched the traditional school calendar. If a student entered treatment in October, then typically parents hoped for a June or August transition back home, so that … Continued
Dr Bob Burroughs, Calo Academic Director, wrote for the Therapeutic Parenting Journal about Building Trusting Relationships with Teens. Dr Burroughs discusses bringing calm to the child’s inner chaos, supporting children in the classroom with attachment trauma, and the art of co-regulation. It’s a great journal article for parents, professionals and educators on Calo’s developmental … Continued
From 8 employees to 85 employees From 4 students to 44 students From 4 golden retrievers to 19 golden retrievers It has been an incredible privilege to be part of the birth, development and ongoing growth of a new program. Prior to becoming a founding member of Calo (Change Academy Lake of the Ozarks), I … Continued
Good read from Dr. Art Becker-Weidman: Summarized in the Sunday New York Times editorial by Jay Belsky titled,The Downside of Resilience, the article goes on to state: Evidence suggests that some children are ? in one frequently used metaphor ? like delicate orchids; they quickly wither if exposed to stress and deprivation, but blossom if given … Continued
Can you start by telling us a bit about Calo's overall relationship-based treatment model and how academics/your school fits into this? At Calo, we summarize our treatment model as CASA, which stands for Commitment, Acceptance, Secure, Attune. Because this the foundation of all that we do, I’d like to go through with you step-by-step. We … Continued
At Calo we like to see our coaches more as caregivers. Caregivers first and foremost need to Commit to those they are caring for then Accept them exactly as they are. Commitment and Acceptance are foundational to the Calo Model. There are three responses to trauma: fight, flight or freeze. Our students do not get … Continued
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