At Cal Farley’s we are curious about why kids do the things they do. Most of the children in our care are dealing with loss of some kind. It may be a divorce, the death of someone close to them or a series of disappointments. Even placement in residential care can represent a loss of familiar surroundings and friends.
We know that typically when children are having behavioral problems, we can trace those problems to one or more needs represented in The Cal Farley’s Model of Leadership and Service. These needs are safety, belonging, achievement, power, purpose and adventure.
Through our therapeutic programs, we are able to reach the root cause of behavioral problems and help a child work through their issues to get their needs met in wholesome ways. Through these programs, kids become more self-aware and learn strategies that will help them throughout their lives.
“What’s so appealing about residential care is that there are so many people who can help make a positive impact on a kid.” -- Michelle Maikoetter, Boys Ranch Assistant Administrator