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SavingTeens & Calo Family of Programs Partner to Celebrate National Adoption Month

SavingTeensHartford, Connecticut, November 9, 2015: In celebration of National Adoption Month Calo Family of Programs and SavingTeens partnered with the Connecticut Council on Adoption to provide post adoption support, literature and resources to families affected by adoption and the professionals serving this community. The program was part of an all-day workshop and post adoption service fair on “Trauma Competent Healing Parents: Becoming the Parents Children Need”, held at the University of Connecticut Health Center.

“We are pleased to partner with Calo and help share their message of support. Both organizations are committed to increasing access to therapeutic services for families in need.” said Carrie Weatherhead, SavingTeens Executive Director.

According to Thomas Ahern, Vice President of Marketing for the Calo Family of Programs and an adoptee himself, National Adoption Month got it’s start in 1976 when Massachusetts became the first state to recognize Adoption Week in an effort to promote awareness of the need for adoptive families for children in foster care. In 1984 President Reagan proclaimed the first National Adoption Week and President Clinton expanded Adoption Awareness Week to the entire month of November in 1995.

“We are thrilled to support SavingTeens and the Connecticut Council on Adoption. We hope that this donation and spirit of collaboration will help raise public awareness and spread the word, create interest, and encourage those to get involved in making a difference for this unique population” concluded Ahern.

About SavingTeens: SavingTeens In Crisis Collaborative is a philanthropic organization formed in April  2004 to assist troubled teens & their families struggling with significant emotional & behavioral challenges including anxiety, depression, addictions & other risky behaviors.
Working in close collaboration with the therapeutic community, SavingTeens provides financial & other support to families of teens in crisis.

About Calo Family of Programs: Calo (“kay-low”) is a behavioral and mental health provider specialized in healing the effects of complex developmental trauma. Calo is comprised of Calo Teens (http://www.caloteens.com), Calo Preteens  (http://www.calopreteens.com) – both residential programs predominately serving adoptive families – New Vision Wilderness (http://www.newvisionwilderness.com – “NVW”) and New Life Styles a young adult transition program in Winchester, Virginia  (http://www.newlifestyles.net/). 

For More Information on Calo Contact: Thomas Ahern, VP of Marketing and Business Development attahern@caloprograms.com

Learn more about partnering or donating to SavingTeens: contact Carrie Weatherhead atc.weatherhead@savingteens.org.

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