Helping Youth

Mac: Sparking the change

McKenzie is a reserved, unassuming young man. “Mac,” as his friends know him, experienced a lot of upheaval as a young child. His home life often was difficult, as his parents faced some daunting struggles in …

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Kato: ‘I’m going to do something positive’

“ I love it. It’s everything I thought it would be. A year into their chosen career, many young people are still finding their way, figuring out where they fit in life or even reassessing their plans. …

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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 …

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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 …

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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,” …

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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 …

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With your help,

each day is a new day to change his future.

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