But I adopted my child at birth. What do you mean trauma?

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It is not uncommon for adoptive parents to come to Calo feeling out of options for their difficult child and overwhelmed about what could have created all of these DSM diagnoses and intense feelings and behaviors. Especially if the child was adopted at or near birth. “We adopted our son at birth. We brought him home from the hospital ourselves …

Calo in the news: Using Relationships to Heal Trauma & Attachment

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Calo Teens Academic Director Dr Bob Burroughs discusses how we treat developmental trauma and heal it through relationships. It’s a great journal article for parents, professionals and educators on Calo’s developmental trauma model of treatment. At Calo, we summarize our relationally-based treatment model as CASA, which stands for Commitment, Acceptance, Security, Attunement. The ultimate goal of the model is Joy, …