• June 28

    Starting at an Early Age: Major Do’s and Don’ts of Parenting

    It’s never too early to start parenting. Neuroscience research has shown us that a young child’s brain is more malleable and teachable, while change is a bit more work in later years. So it’s a good idea to have your approach to parenting applied while the cement is still wet,…

  • April 10

    Tips for Teen Driving

    By John Townsend, Ph.D. Nothing symbolizes the developing freedom of your teen more than having a driver’s license. The license is one of the last steps before ultimate autonomy and the new responsibilities and opportunities awaiting your almost young adult. It is something your adolescent has dreamed about and waited…

  • April 02

    15 fun springtime activities for parents and teens

    It’s almost that time of the year! Your teen is counting down to spring break, and you need to get some activities together to keep her entertained. It may not be Florida, but the weather is getting warmer in Indiana too, which opens up a range of activities. Whether you…

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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

July 20

Summer Parent Weekend

We welcome our CRA families to campus for our Summer Parent Weekend beginning Friday, July 20, through the weekend! Special guests include alumni parents who share how Compass Rose has helped their daughters and themselves grow as individuals and as a family.

August 18

August Parent Group

10 a.m.

Beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18, 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 22

September Parent Group

10 a.m.

Beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22, 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.

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.