Past Stories

Cal Farley's Boys Ranch residents and alumni share their experiences

Raven: The right direction

Raven: The right direction

When Raven’s mother, Margaret, first contacted Cal Farley’s for help, she and her daughters were in a desperate situation. Margaret recently had left an abusive relationship, one that left its share of emotional and physical scars on her and the children, and they struggled financially. Her daughters, especially, needed help to stabilize their tail spin. But,…

Alex: Finding focus

Alex: Finding focus

“We disobeyed a lot and we didn’t follow the rules.” In her trademark rapid-fire manner, Alex, 12, summed up very simply the source of discord in her home. Early in her life, Alex didn’t think much about what she wanted from her life. She just knew she wasn’t happy. “Unstable” she called it. Alex and…

Desiree: The promise of change

Desiree: The promise of change

From the moment she set foot on Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch campus, just six months or so ago, Desiree has had some big expectations of us — and of herself, too. “I wanted to come here,” she said, going on to describe the choice her family gave her — to stay with them, or to…

Neurofeedback  helps residents learn  to regain control

Neurofeedback helps residents learn to regain control

Cal Farley’s uses a therapeutic intervention called neurofeedback to help residents with attentional issues (things like concentration or focus) and emotional self-regulation. It even can promote better sleep. For Alex, who’s been participating in neurofeedback sessions for some time, the intervention helps her bring calm and focus to many areas of her life. “I’m doing…

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