Relational Treatment for Preteens

High-end therapeutic home

Calo Preteens achieves emotional and behavioral regulation through playfulness and spontaneous, connective experiences. The program utilizes dyadic developmental psychotherapy and a proprietary therapeutic model, an evidence-based and effective treatment for trauma and disorders of attachment, to restore trust and heal relationships. Nestled in the beautiful woods of Lake of the Ozarks, our serene and homey campus is an ideal therapeutic setting.

Preteen boy with dog on the couch
Neurofeedback

Mapping the brain with Neurotherapy

Neurofeedback (NFB) is electroencephalography (EEG)-biofeedback; it measures electrical brain-wave activity then transforms the frequencies into a digital signal which allows a computer to feed back the information to a student through video and sound. Its effect is that it helps to treat various psychological and physical disorders by shaping the way the brain behaves. This shaping improves the efficiency of the brain and provides the ideal functioning for healing and development to occur.

Professional Endorsements

Arthur Becker-Weidman

"Attachment-focused treatment is an evidence-based, effective and empirically validated treatment. Calo is world-class at this trauama and attachment treatment."

Dr. Arthur Becker-Weidman
Leader in the field of adoption-specific therapy

Arthur Becker-Weidman

"Attachment-focused treatment is an evidence-based, effective and empirically validated treatment. Calo is world-class at this trauama and attachment treatment."

Dr. Arthur Becker-Weidman
Leader in the field of adoption-specific therapy

Daniel Hughes

"Calo is a program based on the healing and restorative power of relationships: building trusting relationships that kids have with staff, with each other, with canines, and with family. What Calo has to offer those kids who live there is something that they can take home with them--how to trust good."

Dr. Daniel Hughes
Author of Building the Bonds of Attachment

Daniel Hughes

"Calo is a program based on the healing and restorative power of relationships: building trusting relationships that kids have with staff, with each other, with canines, and with family. What Calo has to offer those kids who live there is something that they can take home with them--how to trust good."

Dr. Daniel Hughes
Author of Building the Bonds of Attachment

Designed specifically for preteens and their families

Calo Preteens is appropriate for adopted girls and boys between the ages of 9 and 14 years old that are struggling with relationships with parents, siblings and peers. Calo adopts a true relational-based treatment approach to create change from the inside out... heart first, and behavior second...

Preteen boy sitting on a banister
Preteen Boy with tablet

Emotional and behavioral regulation

Our goal is not to focus on the behaviors (with rewards, advice giving), but what causes those behaviors- their feelings. Going deeper still, what causes those feelings is the core self-concept. At Calo, rather than just correct the behaviors, we're actually going to the source. How we correct this core, is by providing an accepting atmosphere...