Preteen Boys Daily Schedule

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6:00 am

Lights On

Therapy music played through team home iPod.

6:30 - 7:00 am

Morning Routine and Stewardships

Teen boys at group

7:30 - 8:00 am

Morning Group and Heart Training

We looked at 15 different programs before deciding to apply for Calo

Each program listed a dozen or more things that they do, services they provide, and somewhere in that list was “early childhood trauma with attachment disorder.” That wasn’t good enough for us. We didn’t want our son in a program where his particular need was only one aspect of their program. It’s impossible to do that many things, and do them all well. Calo does one thing, and does it with commitment and excellence.

8:00 - 8:30 am

Breakfast

Breakfast sandwich
CALO High School Classroom

8:30 am - 12:00 pm

School

Our students participate in academics year round, with 3 semesters total. This provides them the opportunity for credit recovery, or in some cases, working ahead. We have a fully accredited school through Cognia with teacher-led classrooms. The student coaches/caregivers accompany the students to the classroom, and even the canines are there for additional support.

12:00 - 12:30 pm

Lunch

Lunch at CALO

Calo offers an exceptional model for kids with early childhood trauma and attachment disorders

Supported by insightful, competent, and caring therapists, psychiatrist, and staff. By the time someone is considering residential treatment, the journey to that point has likely already been long, hard, and lonely-for parents and kids alike! We have found Calo to be an exceptional partner on this challenging journey and we are thankful to have found the program. Our son’s progress is slow and we know it will take time, but we also know we are in good hands and are giving ourselves and our son the opportunity for growth and healing—and ultimately joy!

Boys walking the dogs

12:30 - 1:00 pm

K9 Walk

Daily canine walks are an opportunity for students and their canines to stretch their legs after school, while they walk their canines as a team in the surrounding neighborhood.

1:00 - 4:30 pm

Afternoon Activities

These vary by team home.

Group of Teens
Calo gym

Fitness Time

Positive messages on notecards

Team Building

Calo Trust Restored

Group Therapy

Hedgehob on a blue blanket

Animal Assisted Therapy

Occupational therapy room

Occupational Therapy

Positive messages on notecards

Team Building

Occupational therapy room

Occupational Therapy

Calo Trust Restored

Group Therapy

Dinner Salad

5:00 - 5:30 pm

Dinner

This place has completely changed my life

I was a past student at Calo and this place truly created a path of opportunity where I can learn to trust again and have healthy relationships. The canine program here is truly outstanding. Transferable attachments can be healing, first comes the human to dog trust then comes the human to human relationship. Kids with developmental trauma have to start somewhere.

5:30 - 6:30 pm

Evening Activities

Evening activities include a number of interventions and scheduled events and vary by team home. This is also time for the boys to participate in their individual and family sessions with their therapist and participate in neurofeedback sessions. Evening activities include but are not limited to: social calls, media room time, off campus outings, and/or Adventure Therapy team building activities.

Camping at the lake
Boys playing together

Social Calls

Preteen boy undergoing neurofeedback with his canine

Neurofeedback

Preteen team building tug of war

Team Building

Craft and game time

Craft/Game Time

Toothbrush

6:30 - 7:00 pm

Evening Hygiene Routine

7:00 - 7:30 pm

Audiobook and Heart Training

Painting of the world by a student

Calo offers an exceptional model for kids with early childhood trauma and attachment disorders

Supported by insightful, competent, and caring therapists, psychiatrist, and staff. By the time someone is considering residential treatment, the journey to that point has likely already been long, hard, and lonely-for parents and kids alike! We have found Calo to be an exceptional partner on this challenging journey and we are thankful to have found the program. Our son’s progress is slow and we know it will take time, but we also know we are in good hands and are giving ourselves and our son the opportunity for growth and healing—and ultimately joy!

7:30 pm

Lights Out

Good night!

Lights Out