All Kinds of News for March 09, 2016
First of its kind, premier, East Coast residential living program for emerging adults is now open
Calo Programs (MO) is excited to announce the creation of Calo Young Adults: a leading edge and one-of-a kind transitional emerging adult program located in the beautiful, quaint town of Winchester, VA.
Calo Young Adults (www.caloyoungadults.com) is open and currently working with a handful of students. They are actively reviewing and accepting enrollment applications.
Alex Stavros, CEO of Calo Programs, said “This is an important step in our growth as we continue to hone our specialized reputation for launching and operating some of the most trusted trauma programs in the country.” Stavros continued, “Calo Young Adults was started to help those emerging adults struggling to find independence due to early unresolved emotional traumas.”
This new cutting edge program will meet an underserved, yet overrepresented, need of families with struggling young adults. Calo Young Adults will bring the latest in mind and body interventions in order to fully heal the underlying, root cause. Advanced brain and body-based interventions will include, but not be limited to Brainspotting Psychotherapy, HeartMath Interventions, Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga, and Canine Therapy. Calo Young Adults will also house a cutting edge Neurotherapy and Brain Center where emerging adults will obtain a full qEEG / brainmap, which will provide the foundation for a regimen of neurofeedback. And also experience Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback.
A Calo emerging adult is experiencing delays in maturation and self-concept as a result of developmental disturbances and unresolved emotional trauma, particularly as it relates to adoption. The ideal clients have a history of early adverse experiences which have significantly impacted their current ability to form and maintain quality relationships, sustain self-regulation, delay gratification/impulsivity, and form a positive self-concept. Whatever the diagnostic profile, there is a consistent presentation amongst our young participants: our students suffer from feelings of shame, low self-worth, poor quality of relationships, self-sabotage, and emotional dysregulation. Many struggle with substance abuse.
Kathy Donovan, LICSW, Calo Young Adults Executive Director said this of the typical Calo emerging adult: “the ideal client is one who is stalled developmentally due to an unresolved life trauma, such as adoption, abandonment of parent(s), complicated grief and loss, bullying, abuse or neglect.” Donovan shares that “these emerging adults are enormously frustrated in relationships. On the one hand they are desperately seeking connection/friendship/intimacy, but on the other hand they are repelled by the emotions that arise within relationships, causing them to cut off, shut down, avoid, attack, and sabotage - they have lost hope in being able to develop meaningful relationships and a sense of purpose in life.”
“The emerging adults accepted into the program realize they need additional support (therapy, structure, mentorship, safe growth opportunities) to facilitate their incremental progress toward a healthy, functional, and joy filled life.” says Calo Chief Clinical Officer, Rob Gent.
Calo Young Adults is located in Winchester, VA, one and a half hours from Washington DC. Winchester is the perfect location for an emerging adult program. A clinician that recently toured the program had the following to say: “Winchester offers the comfort of a small town environment yet has enough sophistication to allow your young adults to stretch and challenge themselves. Very special that when they are ready, they can take advantage of opportunities in larger 'small' towns like Reston/Herndon and even start their independent adult lives in the hubbub of Washington, DC. Beautiful built-in synergy.”
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