• October 29

    Setting Helpful Boundaries When You Have a Struggling Teen

    By John Townsend, Ph.D. As your teen enters the developmental season that will prepare her for independency and autonomy, things can get rocky at home. She may be showing a negative attitude, defiance or acting-out behaviors, or she may be spending time with the wrong kids, shirking her school responsibilities or…

  • October 08

    Encouraging Your Teen to Save for the Future

    Putting money away in a savings account is difficult for many Americans. Teaching your children smart money habits early on will set them up for success as adults. But encouraging a savings habit can be challenging when popular culture and media promote spending and a “you need this” mentality. They…

  • August 02

    Constant Back Talk: Tips for Parents of Tweens and Teens

    By John Townsend, Ph.D. One of the signs that you have turned the parenting corner into another world is the start of back talk. Whether it be sarcasm, argumentativeness, rudeness or plain old in-your-face defiance, you now wonder what happened to the child who thought you were really cool, loved…

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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

November 17

November Parent Group

10 a.m.

Beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday Nov. 17, 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.

December 15

December Parent Group

10 a.m.

Beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15, 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.

January 18

Winter Parent Weekend

We welcome our CRA families to campus for our Winter Parent Weekend beginning Friday, Jan. 18, through the weekend! Special guests include alumni parents who will share how Compass Rose and Parent Weekends helped their daughters and themselves grow as individuals and as a family.

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.