ATTACh Parent Support
By Landon Kirk | Added November 2
ATTACh (The Association for the Treatment and Training in the Attachment of Children) is offering a benefit to CALO to provide our parents and guardians which I wanted to pass on to you. You will receive the username and password in an email shortly. I have copied and pasted the letter from ATTACh below:
NEW ORGANIZATIONAL MEMBERSHIP BENEFIT ATTACh is piloting a new program as a benefit to organizational membership. We will be offering Parent Membership to your clients, who are not currently members of ATTACh, for the rest of the fiscal year (ending June 30th) at the reduced rate of $25. If you have families you are serving, who may be interested in ATTACh membership, please direct them to our website at www.attach.org. Under the Membership tab, as a sub tab to Online Membership Application, is a link to the application. This reduced rate is limited to families of ATTACh Organizations and is password protected. Along with the Parent Listserv, ATTACh also conducts bi-monthly parent support conference calls, which your families may find beneficial. Thank you for your continued support of ATTACh! Sincerely, ATTACh Lynn L. Wetterberg Executive Director
About the Author
Landon Kirk, MSW, LCSW Chief Clinical Officer and Co-founder
Landon has devoted most of the past 18 years working with families and teens. During graduate school, Landon became immersed in the world of adoption and attachment and this became a personal and professional passion of his. Following the completion of his MSW degree in 2003, Landon began working in an adoption agency where his responsibilities were divided between therapy, birth parent and adoptive couple work. Specifically, Landon worked with birth parents struggling with the option to marry, single-parent, or place their child for adoption and provided counseling and resources to help them make their important decision. An adoptive parent of three children himself, Landon also counseled, approved, and placed prospective adoptive families with children. Landon feels very close to many adoptive parents and the shared issues of infertility, longing to have children, and post-adoption issues. In December of 2005, Landon joined West Ridge Academy as a full-time therapist. Within six months he was promoted as the Campus Administrator allowing him to lead all residential employees towards effective treatment practices. In January of 2007, Landon was hired as the Clinical Director and Chief Operations Officer (COO) for CALO. In May of 2012 Landon moved into the role of Chief Clinical Officer (CCO). This position permits Landon to lead CALO Directors and employees responsible for the care and treatment of students in Residential, Recreation Therapy, Canine, Academics, Nursing and Clinical towards cohesiveness and clinical integrity. Landon is originally from Jacksonville, Florida and enjoys many sports and outdoor recreation including football, tennis, basketball, golf, camping, hiking, and fly-fishing. Top on his list of interests is spending time with his wife Jill and their three children (Tanner, Kambrie, and Bryelle). The Kirk's reside in Osage Beach, Missouri.
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