Calo Life for Preteen Girls Use the dots to the right to navigate quickly through the page Click for Timeline × Lights On Morning Routine and Stewardships Morning Group and Meditation Breakfast Morning Activities Lunch School Evening Group, Heart Trarining and Pre-Dinner Hygiene Dinner Evening Activities Evening Hygiene Routine and Audiobook 6:00 amLights On 6:30 - 8:00 amMorning Routine and Stewardships 8:00 - 8:30 amMorning 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. 8:30 - 9:00 amBreakfast 9:00 am - 12:30 pmMorning Activities These vary by team home. Animal Assisted Therapy Animal Assisted Therapy Students learn healthy ways to assert themselves and how they send and receive verbal and non-verbal messages. Further, our animals quickly acclimate to the rhythm of a student and match his/her energy. Thus, the animal provides feedback to students-when to be calm and in control when it is time to play. Occupational Therapy Occupational Therapy Occupational Therapy involves the therapeutic use of meaningful activities to promote well-being in physical and mental health. At Calo, Occupational Therapy focuses on the factors affecting participation in all of our students’ daily routines. Group Therapy Group Therapy Research has shown that group therapy with adolescents is highly effective; primarily because adolescents pay overwhelming attention to their peer group and try to emulate group behavior. Canine Walk Canine Walks Animal-assisted therapy provides opportunities for students to experience love, empathy, and acceptance by building relationships with animals. 12:30 - 1:00 pmLunch 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! 1:00 - 5:00 pmSchool 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. 5:00 - 5:30 pmEvening Group and Heart Training 5:30 - 6:00 pmDinner 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. 6:00 - 7:00 pmEvening Activities Evening activities include a number of interventions and scheduled events and vary by team home. This is also time for the girls 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. Learn More About Clinical Therapy Social Calls Social Calls In addition to your weekly family session, which is facilitated via Skype, each child gets a weekly call back home. This call is scheduled, to ensure you wont miss it and can last 15-20 minutes long. Neurofeedback Neurofeedback Once a student starts Neurofeedback,(after their 90 day integration period), students are offered 2 neurofeedback sessions each week. Craft/Game Time Craft/Game Time Students are encouraged to engage in positive peer activities, such as cards, puzzles, drawing, etc. that also stimulates creativity. 7:00 - 7:30 pmEvening Hygiene Routine 7:30 pmLights Out Goodnight!