• June 02

    Good Cop V. Bad Cop and how to Balance Discipline

    As a parent, some of us naturally gravitate toward the role of good cop while others put on the bad cop hat. To fuel positive growth for your teen, the good cop and bad cop must balance. Ultimately, your daughter’s behavior will decide how she is disciplined. Your role is…

  • May 19

    Helping Your Teen Gain Healthy Personal Power

    By  John Townsend, Ph.D. One of the most important goals of any parent is to launch their adolescent into the adult world with a healthy sense of power. I define “power” as the capacity to change one’s environment.  Here are examples of helpful power: Setting healthy goals and following up…

  • May 05

    Forgiving Your Teen

    As you well know, the teenage years can be difficult ones. Just when you think you have seen and experienced it all, your teen does something unimaginable. You expected these years to be hard, but never like this. It’s completely normal for teens to make mistakes (maybe many) on their…

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Dr. Townsend

Dr. John Townsend is a world-renowned leadership coach, psychologist, organizational consultant and best-selling author. He conducts leadership coaching programs and counselor training programs throughout the country, including Indianapolis. In addition, he conducts the Ultimate Leadership Workshop and the Counselor’s One Week Intensive.

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Dr. Townsend

Dr. John Townsend is a world-renowned leadership coach, psychologist, organizational consultant and best-selling author. He conducts leadership coaching programs and counselor training programs throughout the country, including Indianapolis. In addition, he conducts the Ultimate Leadership Workshop and the Counselor’s One Week Intensive.

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Upcoming Events

August 19

Parent Group

10 a.m.

Beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 19, we invite our CRA parents to join us for Parent Group to discuss the challenges of raising a teen who is struggling. It’s a time for parents to learn and support other parents on the road to recovery.

September 16

Parent Group

10 a.m.

Beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16, we invite our CRA parents to join us for Parent Group to discuss the challenges of raising a teen who is struggling. It’s a time for parents to learn and support other parents on the road to recovery.

October 20

Fall Parent Weekend

We’re looking forward to our Fall Parent Weekend Oct. 20-22! Our special guests include alumni parents who discuss the impact that Compass Rose Academy has had on their families. Parent Weekends are programmed with relationship-building activities, support group for parents, parent education and family therapy.

External Resources

  • Independent Educational Consultants are hired by families to help guide the process of finding the best program to meet your child’s needs and to provide support throughout treatment. They are highly qualified and well educated about programs throughout the country.

  • NATSAP is the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs. Find programs using specific criteria and find a program that may fit your needs. This website has proven to be very helpful to researching parents. It groups accredited programs together in one spot for you to search for those that best fit what you are seeking.

  • Struggling Teens is a website that offers information about programs and is a resource for parents.