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 …

Redefining Success at Calo

Success is measured in terms of self-improvement rather than by triumphs over others. Albert Bandura, David Starr Jordan Professor of Social Science in Psychology / Emeritus at Stanford University Have you ever tried keeping up with the Joneses? Not only is it exhausting, but it can be damaging to your self-esteem.A lot of times in life we define our own …

Calo Sponsors the All Together Now Conference with Heather Forbes

Calo recently attended and was the Hero Sponsor for the All Together Now Conference in Lake Ozark, MO. This conference is a collaborative effort of the foster and adoptive support agencies across the state of Missouri to bring together service providers, foster and adoptive families, social workers, lawyers, and judges to promote an atmosphere of cooperative learning and to improve …

Safe vs. Unsafe Confrontation

What is the collateral damage to children that experience confrontation which is unsafe? The damage is immeasurable. Emotionally and behaviorally children need to experience healthy confrontation which sustains the characteristics of safe parental relationships; consistency, dependability, reliability, predictability, caring, selfless, and loving. When children can feel safe within confrontation, they are able to appropriately assimilate the message being given as …

What it Sometimes Takes to Parent a Traumatized Child

I have a friend who works with me on an advocacy council. The council is one looking for ways to improve treatment for traumatized children. My friend, Julie, is an attorney and mother of two adopted children. One of the children, a girl named Angie, has a history of abuse prior to placement in Julie's home. Julie and her husband …

PARENT RETREAT MAY 2013

Our Parent Retreat is rapidly approaching and you do not want to miss the opportunity to receive specific training on how best to intervene with your child while creating meaningful and safe experiences.  The Retreat begins on Wednesday afternoon (5:15-7:30pm) where parents will enjoy our Parent Orientation and receive information on the expectations of treatment, clinical model, and ways to …

PARENT SEMINAR – March 1, 2013

SEMINAR (March 1st, 2013) PARENT TRAINING      The Parent Seminar is rapidly approaching (March 1st, 2013) and the focus is Parent Training.  This is the perfect opportunity to engage in hands on training exactly the way our staff receive it.  We are excited to have our Residential and Clinical departments combine and provide parents with specific training principles and techniques …

November Parent Seminar

Never let your memories be greater than your dreams On Wednesday November 21, from 12:30-2pm, we will explore what this quote means with regards to Calos academic department. The presentation will focus on the evolution of Calo academics. We will be discussing the past, present and future of academics at Calo. Highlighting all of the exciting successes happening in the …

UPCOMING PARENT SEMINAR & SUPPORT GROUP (November 21, 2012)

Thanksgiving is rapidly approaching and it is a terrific time to be a part of the Calo family and participate in our Parent Seminar and Support Group on Wednesday November 21, 2012.  The Parent Seminar (12:30-2pm) will focus primarily on Academics and how the educational aspect of treatment is integral to the Calo experience.  This time will be a tremendous opportunity …

UPCOMING PARENT SEMINAR & SUPPORT GROUP (November 21, 2012)

Thanksgiving is rapidly approaching and it is a terrific time to be a part of the Calo family and participate in our Parent Seminar and Support Group on Wednesday November 21, 2012.  The Parent Seminar (12:30-2pm) will focus primarily on Academics and how the educational aspect of treatment is integral to the Calo experience.  This time will be a tremendous opportunity …