Calo in the news: Using Relationships to Heal Trauma & Attachment

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

Calo in the news: Canine Therapy

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

Thinking about a Summer Transition Home

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

Calo In the News: Building Trusting Relationships

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

Calo’s growth over the last three years

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

The Downside of Resilience

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

Calo Provides a Safe Place to Discharge Trauma

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

Chalk

I wanted to share a few things with you all that Jill and I did today during her individual session. When I first went to get Jill she was pretty hyped up so I walked beside her as she road her scooter outside and she began to talk to me about her biological mother. Jill’s … Continued

Parent Retreats in Review

At the conclusion of our two very successful parent retreats this past week we wanted to spend some time highlighting why we host and plan these retreats.  First off, here is a note from a parent after the retreat.  We removed the student’s name for confidentiality purposes.  What is important is realizing just how impactful … Continued



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