I’m Different!

I have always been unique, goofy, funny, creative, odd, in the principals office, late, daydreaming, and overall one of a kind. I always thought it was because I am Italian! It turns out I have some degree of ADD or ADHD. Being over 40 years old, this was a surprise to me. All these years, I never knew. At first, …

AfterCare – A Transitional Step Toward Success

AfterCare A Transitional Step Toward Success. Transition from the residential setting to the home environment is one of the key pieces to a successful outcome.  Aftercare utilizes the progress, skills, and relationship established in residential treatment to create continuity and momentum for maintaining and developing interdependency throughout the students existence.  The student and familys transition is as essential as treatment …

A day as a Residential Coach

A coach arrives for their shift and begins their day by meeting about critical issues from the night before which range from a student having laundry in a washer to a student needing closeness.  They discuss important daily information about each student on their team such as doctors appointments, new medications, campus events, and family visits.  The shift lead assigns each …

Teamwork Works

Calo students recently returned from an exciting therapeutic recreation adventure. For three days Calo students braved the heat, the rain and the mosquitoes while climbing some of the most majestic rock features of the Midwest. During this three day adventure students participated in dynamic team challenges that allowed students an opportunity to prove what they have learned during the last …

Attunement – Going Inside Attachment

If you are reading this blog, by now you probably understand the importance of healthy attachment.  Defined, healthy attachment is a reciprocal process by which an emotional connection develops between an infant and his/her primary caregiver. It influences the childs physical, neurological, cognitive and psychological development. It becomes the basis for development of basic trust or mistrust, and shapes how …

Art Activities at Calo

There is no better way to express oneself than through the arts and Calo students have that opportunity on an almost daily basis. Twice weekly, the students are able to earn their fine art credit for school with the guidance of our certified art teacher, Mr. Young. Mr. Young teaches all styles of art including but not limited to: drawing, …

Helping Families with the Cost of Treatment

Good behavioral healthcare for adolescents struggling with issues of emotional regulation, trauma and attachment is not cheap. With the American economy in its current state, many of our potential and current families find themselves struggling to find a way to provide for their child’s treatment. Calo continues to actively pursue ways to support additional sources of funding for our families. …

What is it like for my teen at Calo?

As your teenager enrolls at Calo s/he will immediately begin participating in campus activity and socialization. A seasoned staff member will help your teen by giving them Calo attire and getting the new student set up with all the supplies s/he needs. The new student will then start participating in whatever event is on the daily schedule. The canines are …

Women's Summit Series at Calo

Being a teenage girl is as difficult today as it ever was.  Our girls are bombarded by T.V., the media, advertising, and peer pressure on a daily basis.  Every adolescent girl should have a positive, female role-model to turn to. For example: a mother, aunt, older sister, or neighbor.  Unfortunately, this support network is not available to all adolescent girls …

Women’s Summit Series at Calo

Being a teenage girl is as difficult today as it ever was.  Our girls are bombarded by T.V., the media, advertising, and peer pressure on a daily basis.  Every adolescent girl should have a positive, female role-model to turn to. For example: a mother, aunt, older sister, or neighbor.  Unfortunately, this support network is not available to all adolescent girls …