Advice for Calo Parents – Q&A with Calo Therapist-extraordinaire Cecily Mitchell

Advice for Calo Parents – Q&A with Calo Therapist-extraordinaire Cecily Mitchell What are some of the most important things you think if parents understood early on would get parents onboard quicker and improve treatment success? Progress is going to be slow. And there are going to be moments that feel really awesome – don't get your hopes up too much, …

Our Clinical Team is Growing!

Calo is excited to announce that Crystal Smith has accepted a promotion and will be the Clinical Supervisor for Calos Girl Program. Crystal brings with her over 20 years of experience working in a supervisory and leadership capacity in outpatient mental health, residential mental health as well as other areas of the business world. She has expressed a desire to …

Calo Parenting Tips: Becoming a "United Front"

Its not uncommon in most households for parents to individually assume the roles of good cop and bad cop. The parent who assumes the role of good cop is the often the one who a teen turns to be soothed or to help them negotiate with the parent who has taken on the role of bad cop and is the …

Calo Parenting Tips: Becoming a “United Front”

Its not uncommon in most households for parents to individually assume the roles of good cop and bad cop. The parent who assumes the role of good cop is the often the one who a teen turns to be soothed or to help them negotiate with the parent who has taken on the role of bad cop and is the …

Creating Loving Bonds With Transferable Attachment

As a parent/caregiver, you know the love you have for child is strong and your attachment to them runs deep. It can be particularly painful to parent a child who is dealing with the after effects of childhood trauma that is causing them to act out in unhealthy ways. A child that has experienced severe emotional and physical abuse in …

Why Doesn't My Child Love Me Back?

Parenting a teen with attachment issues can be a challenging experience. Do you ever get the feeling that your teen doesnt love you back? This is a common concern we hear from parents and caregivers at Calo. Teens with attachment issues or Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) have a hard time feeling love, trust or empathy. It can be a frustrating …

Why Doesn’t My Child Love Me Back?

Parenting a teen with attachment issues can be a challenging experience. Do you ever get the feeling that your teen doesnt love you back? This is a common concern we hear from parents and caregivers at Calo. Teens with attachment issues or Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) have a hard time feeling love, trust or empathy. It can be a frustrating …

An Adoptive Parent's Letter to Family and Friends

Carol, a member of ATN's Board of Directors and is a clinical social worker.by: Carol LozierHave you ever noticed that adopted and foster kids are especially cute? Their beautiful eyes, cute noses, and charming smiles often call attention to them and to their family. In the midst of this attention, adoptive and foster parents often hear remarks of how their …

An Adoptive Parent’s Letter to Family and Friends

Carol, a member of ATN's Board of Directors and is a clinical social worker.by: Carol LozierHave you ever noticed that adopted and foster kids are especially cute? Their beautiful eyes, cute noses, and charming smiles often call attention to them and to their family. In the midst of this attention, adoptive and foster parents often hear remarks of how their …

Rob Gent's Promotion and New Clinical Director

All Calo employees believe in continually sharpening the saw and improving who we are, what we know, and how we interact. Growth, as a matter of fact, is one of our core values. Just as we expect our students and parents to grow, we should expect ourselves to do the same. With Growth in mind, Calo is pleased to announce …