Introducing a New Director of Admissions at Calo

Morgan Steward (formerly Morgan Martensen), current Associate Director of Admissions, is being promoted to Director of Admissions effective July 28, 2021. Morgan has over five years of experience in the admissions department for the trauma-focused RTC, following several years spent as a direct care staff. Morgan has a history of dedication to the students, families, and referral partners that she …

Calo Benchmarks

“Since Calo is not a Level System/Phase System, or Token Economy, how do we know if progress is occurring and how long the child will be in treatment?” This is a common question. Since Calo commits to a relational therapeutic model based on Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy, progress is based on emotional, relational, and therapeutic gains rather than behavioral gains. Although …

Family Intensive Therapy

We are so excited to be re-launching our Family Intensive Program here at Calo!  As we deeply know, parental involvement and commitment is critical to the growth and healing of students with developmental trauma. However, many parents experience secondary trauma and often feel like they do not have the tools to be effective. This understandably makes commitment difficult. So what …

Admissions Q&A

What does Calo do? Why do we exist? Who do we serve? Both Parents and Professionals have some common questions when initially connecting with us. One of the questions we are often asked is “Does a student have to be adopted to enroll in your program?” The answer to this question is absolutely not. We specialize in healing developmental trauma …

New Team Members – Puppies

Ushering in the 2021 New Years- we are excited to welcome new team members: November 2020 was a golden month for Calo! We were delighted with the arrival of 11 new golden retriever pups born to two different mommas on campus. On November 5th our beloved Moon gave birth to 4 puppies. This is her first litter in several years …

Cooking in Occupational Therapy

“Cooking with kids is not just about ingredients, recipes, and cooking. It’s about harnessing imagination, empowerment, and creativity” – Guy Fieri The smell of cookies baking in the oven, the texture of bread dough as it is kneaded, the spicy taste of a hot salsa – these are all simple examples of the sensory stimuli involved in cooking and its …