At Compass Rose Academy, we believe that all symptoms and unwanted thoughts and behaviors are the result of deeper deficits in one of four developmental areas: Bonding, Boundaries, Reality and Competence. Together, these make up a person’s character, which we define as those set of capacities needed to meet the demands of reality.

While our students participate in weekly group, individual and family therapies to address these deeper deficits, the Teaching-Family Model brings an established, internationally-recognized model for skills training and staff consultation in the residential treatment environment.

 

Teaching-Family Model is:

• A behavior management model
• Backed by decades of research
• A strength-based approach
• Trauma-informed, relational approach
• Experiential in nature to teach skills

Teaching-Family Model is:

• A behavior management model
• Backed by decades of research
• A strength-based approach
• Trauma-informed, relational approach
• Experiential in nature to teach skills

Skills to Succeed

The Teaching-Family Model uses consistent, positive teaching moments to eliminate negative behaviors and equip students with the skills needed to succeed in life. The approach allows for students to accept responsibility for their actions and learn behavioral skills through positive reinforcement for desirable behaviors. Students experience unconditional positive regard from their staff who spend time teaching, modeling and rehearsing with students the key social skills needed to thrive. The skills learned through the TFM will help students interact more effectively with authority and improve relationships with adults.


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Ultimately, Teaching-Family Model is aimed at improving treatment outcomes for the teen girls in our care. The skills learned should lead to better parent-child interaction, improved school behavior following care and will also promote work readiness. If you are interested in learning more about TFM and how it may help your daughter or a teen you know, please contact us today.

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