Specialization: We heal trauma using an attachment paradigm
No individual treatment program can successfully be all things to all teenagers and pre-teenagers with all kinds of presenting problems. To try is to be a generalist treatment program, following a treatment protocol that works with the largest number of problems. Generalist programs may talk with passion about family focus, nutrition, values, and physical fitness. While these are excellent areas to address in treatment, they do not signify specialization.
Specialization affords us the opportunity to be extremely skilled in a single area. Some physicians work only in orthopedics and then only on shoulders. It is all they do and they know shoulders so completely, they can give the best possible care in their one area. At Calo, we believe philosophically in this need for specialization when treating teens and preteens with attachment disorders and developmental trauma. Due to this philosophy, we focus only on trauma and attachment disorders and very closely related issues. Many others may claim this type of specialization but are not able to back up their claim. They may attend attachment disorder related conferences and they may have an attachment group, but will not have multiple staff members with certifications in attachment disorders. Our founder sits on the board of both ATTACh and the Attachment and Trauma Network. Our leadership team members, including our Clinical Director, Chief Clinical Officer, and Senior Vice President, present on attachment and trauma treatments at conferences around the country (NATSAP, ATTACh, FRUA, IECA) and we have an advisory board of experts, nationally recognized in the field of attachment and trauma treatment. Each year, we host an annual training conference at Calo focused on attachment treatment methodologies. At Calo, we do not believe in a "one-size-fits-all" approach to attachment treatment and we are adamant about the need for specialization to provide successful treatment.