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Jacoby: Growing in his faith to change

Jacoby: Growing in his faith to change

Jacoby stood alone outside, looking up at the stars. As a horse whinnied in the distance, Jacoby leaned against the building’s chiseled rock facade. Inside the guest apartment, his mother was getting ready for bed. Soon he, too, would turn in. But, first, Jacoby needed to have an important conversation. A conversation with God. A…

Kadan and Jonny: Boys Ranch youth to compete at national rodeo

Kadan and Jonny: Boys Ranch youth to compete at national rodeo

A first in Cal Farley’s history, Jonny, 17, and Kadan, 18, will represent Boys Ranch in the 2018 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo on Dec. 6 in Las Vegas. Jonny will compete in bareback bronc riding, while Kadan competes in saddle-bronc riding. “It’s really special to me to be able to compete for Boys Ranch and…

Staff spotlight: Mike Wilhelm

Staff spotlight: Mike Wilhelm

A look at the men and women making a difference in children’s lives. Mike Wilhelm Title: Senior Chaplain Age: 55 How long employed at Cal Farley’s: 13 years Qualifications & experience: I had been doing youth ministry 10 years prior to coming to Boys Ranch. I have an Master of Arts (Biblical Interpretation) and am…

Live the Brand: ‘New kid’ anxiety — turning terror into triumph

Live the Brand: ‘New kid’ anxiety — turning terror into triumph

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, one in eight children suffers from anxiety. This likely isn’t news to parents. And, among the most daunting of personal fears for children is being the ‘new kid’ in school or another social setting. While older children often are better at hiding these fears, the impact…

Boys Ranch experts see potential, not problems

Boys Ranch experts see potential, not problems

Among the attributes that makes Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch such a unique therapeutic environment is our commitment to removing obstacles, real or imagined, to our children’s success. In part, that’s an outgrowth of our emphasis on child development and our campus-wide application of the Neurosequential Model. The NM, developed by clinician, researcher and psychiatrist Dr.…

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