Winter Parent Seminar



By Landon Kirk | Added October 7

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s),

It's been a few months since we have reminded you so we wanted you be aware of our upcoming Winter (Thanksgiving) parent seminar. The last few years we have had a parent seminar the day before Thanksgiving and this year we will be doing the same. Please, if you can make it, plan on attending our next parent seminar on Wednesday November 23rd at 12:30PM. Between 12:15-12:25PM please make your way into our dining room to grab a tray of lunch and then head to the conference room with your lunch by 12:30pm so we can start on time. The seminar will be an hour and a half aimed on core beliefs. The seminar will be led by two of our great therapists, Amanda and Evan. After the seminar we will have a short break before having a parent support group. Please notify your treating therapist if you will be in attendance just as soon as you know if you are coming so we can get an accurate head count. We look forward to seeing you!

We invite all parent(s)/guardian(s) to please check this blog and the parent portal regularly. We post information about upcoming events in these locations so you can plan ahead as we know you have much to juggle. You may also wish to sign up for blog notifications by simply entering your e-mail address in the space provided on this page before clicking, "Notify me." 



About the Author

Landon Kirk, MSW, LCSW Owner, Co-Founder and CEO

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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