A safe place for healing

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.

Professional Endorsements

Designed specifically for adopted 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. ... More

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. ... More

It may not be a wrapped present, but the best gift I can think of is to be with her for a couple of days. I’m telling you, that first parent retreat was a game changer. I see her so differently now. No blame, no anger. Replaced with compassion and deeper love."

Paul K., Calo Parent referring to his daughter who is healing at Calo

If your child is a teenager (14 to 18) please visit our program created just for Teens: www.caloteens.com

Joint Commission Accredited
NATSAP Accredited
Missouri Social Services Approved
AdvancED Accredited