Compass Rose Academy prioritizes involving family in the healing process. The teen is not treated in isolation but from a perspective involving all forms of support, including family, peers, spiritual life, school, neighborhood, doctors, etc. We support and encourage family participation in determining individualized goals. We also provide many opportunities for communication and family time and develop an after-care plan to help students succeed after Compass Rose. This typically includes family therapy sessions up to 90 days past the date of release, and sometimes longer.
Parents are encouraged to participate in the initial assessment, treatment planning and treatment implementation processes. They provide us with insight and input into students’ strengths as well as areas they see room for improvement.
Students are able to call home and talk to parents throughout their stay here. They typically have two phone calls per week but can have even more as they progress through their phases and prepare to return home.
Families can make special arrangements to visit the campus depending on their traveling abilities and schedules. We have monthly Parent Groups, which are an excellent time to arrange a visit with your daughter as well.
As early as Phase 2 of the program, parents are able to take their daughter off-campus as long as behavioral expectations are met and an Off Campus Visit Contract is signed.
Family Weekend takes place quarterly. The weekend is programmed with relationship-building activities, support group for parents, parent education, and family therapy. Parent weekends are a highlight of the program for both parents and students as they involve tremendous growth, relationship-building, and lots of fun!
We believe that home passes are an important part of the healing and reunification process. They allow teens to gradually transition back home and make necessary changes to habits and relationships within their living environment. Students can usually visit home for an extended period during school breaks like Christmas, Spring Break, and Summer Break. When approaching the completion of the program, students are typically able to visit home more frequently. Behavior plans must be in place as well as a signed Home Visit Contract.
In family therapy, the therapist works with the parents and student to explore how improvements in family relationships and communication can help improve the student’s emotional and behavioral health. Family therapy can take place via telephone or video-conference for out-of-state families. Family therapy typically takes place weekly. Often family sessions are initiated with parents only and the students are included as soon as deemed appropriate.