Get your calendars out because I am pleased to announce our 2010 New Parent Orientation and Parent Seminar schedule. 2010 will mark the third consecutive year CALO has hosted these opportunities for parents and once again we feel like we have an attractive schedule. We know most of you need plenty of advance notice in order to make arrangements to join us so we wanted to put these dates in front of you now.
On each of the dates below we offer a New Parent Orientation which runs from 12:30 - 2:00 PM in our conference room. This is typically designed for newer parents but all parents are welcome, especially those wanting reminders or a "tune-up." Parents are encouraged to get lunch from our cafeteria between 12:15-12:25 PM before joining us for this lunch and learn where you will learn more about our model, how to work with your therapist, how to navigate your journey through residential treatment at CALO, typical cycles your student will experience during treatment, and be introduced to our Aftercare and Transition program opportunities. This is also a great time to mingle with other parents.
Our Parent Seminar is designed for all parents of CALO students and is scheduled from 2:30 - 4:00 PM in the conference room. Parents are engaged in interactive learning experiences and dialogue to facilitate insight and greater family connection. All are welcomed and encouraged to attend.
Winter * Friday February 12th * Canines - Creating Insight, Empathy, and Attachment
This seminar, headed up by Jeanna Osborn, our Canine Program Supervisor, and Rob Gent, our Assistant Clinical Director is going to walk parents through the updated aspects of our canine program, teach parents how to leverage the canine-human relationship, and help parents better understand the amazing metaphors which create insight, empathy and attachment.
Spring * Thursday May 13th * Setting and Maintaining Healthy Boundaries
This seminar is going to be run by two skilled therapists, Dr. Christy Jones and Yvonne Garton, who understand the importance of parents setting and maintaining healthy boundaries. The focus will be aimed to empower parents to recognize who, when, how, and where to set loving limits. Note: This seminar is scheduled to be connected to an off-campus parent retreat opportunity which will provide interactive experiences with your student.
Summer * Thursday September 16th * Persogenics - Recognizing, Appreciating, and Embracing Differences
Have you ever hit a wall of frustration in trying to communicate and connect with your spouse, teen, or others? This seminar is designed to entertain and educate parents to greater awareness of personality styles and empower parents to better recognize, appreciate and embrace differences with people. Landon Kirk, our Clinical Director will lead this seminar. Note: This seminar is scheduled to be connected to an off-campus parent retreat opportunity which will provide interactive experiences with your student
Fall * Wednesday November 24th * Parenting 101 - For Teens
Typically CALO has tremendous parental support and involvement. Most parents are doing their very best to set their child up for success for life after CALO. In this seminar, led by Dr. Ken Huey, our CEO, parents will be treated to informative skills to better parent their student now and after CALO.