Past Stories

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

Keith: Choosing to own his behavior

Keith: Choosing to own his behavior

“Neurofeedback really helped me with my anger,” says Keith, adding, “I’ve learned to meditate on my own, and that also helps me regulate.” A conversation with this 18-year-old unwinds like a roll of twine. Now beginning his sixth year at Boys Ranch, he eagerly talks about his experience here. Keith explains how he’s replacing years…

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…

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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