Wabash, IN (PRWEB) September 17, 2012
Compass Rose Academy today announced its endorsement by Dr. John Townsend, a nationally known organizational consultant, psychologist and author of 26 books on relationships, growth and parenting.
A national thought leader in counseling and therapeutic care best practices, Townsend cited Compass Rose’s balanced approach to treating clinical issues and nurturing character growth as one of the most compelling qualities of the residential treatment center for troubled teens.
“It’s easy to champion an integrated and well-rounded program like Compass Rose. Many facilities want to help with clinical issues, but Compass Rose goes beyond that to look at a teen’s character development, her world view and values,” Townsend explained. “Instead of just treating a young person’s symptoms, its residential treatment facility and prevention programs work with families and teens to foster empowerment and healthy self-image.”
Located on the campus of White’s Residential & Family Services – one of Indiana’s largest and oldest nonprofit social services agencies – Compass Rose Academy operates as a privately funded affiliate, providing both a residential treatment center for troubled teens, and prevention services to help families remain intact.
According to Townsend, these programs offer essential tools for teens and parents alike.
“Parenting a teen today comes with a lot of challenges,” Townsend shared. “They need to be both equipped for adulthood and protected from toxic influences that could put them in jeopardy. At this stage of life, little problems can quickly become big problems – that’s why proactive counseling and prevention programs like those offered at Compass Rose are so valuable. They can quickly help a family self-correct by establishing warmth, structure and discipline.”
In addition to guest blogging on topics ranging from parenting issues to spirituality at http://www.CompassRoseAcademy.org, Dr. Townsend also lends his expertise to Compass Rose through consulting, conferences and other strategic support.
“We are thrilled to work with Dr. Townsend – his vision for effective, integrated therapeutic care for troubled teens closely aligns with ours, and it’s exciting to share ideas with him,” said Dee Gibson, CEO of Compass Rose Academy. “He recognizes how our residential treatment center for troubled teens functions similar to therapeutic boarding schools in other states, and he has some really innovative ideas to help us continuously improve the quality and depth of care we offer here.”
Licensed as a residential child care facility by the Indiana Department of Child Services and accredited by the Council on Accreditation, Compass Rose Academy is ideally suited for teenagers struggling with problems such as abuse recovery, depression, identity or body image issues, drug abuse, conflicts with peers or authority, social isolation or rejection, mild self-harm and school problems.
Compass Rose will also soon offer a variety of support services to parents who are not yet ready to consider residential placement for their child. Prevention services will begin in 2013 and will include weekend conferences for parents and short-term experiential camps and activities for teens. For more information, please visit http://www.CompassRoseAcademy.org.
About Compass Rose Academy
Compass Rose Academy is a privately funded affiliate of White’s Residential & Family Services, one of Indiana’s largest and oldest nonprofit social services agencies offering residential, emergency shelter care, foster care, independent living, adoption and home-based services. Designed to expand upon White’s overall mission by preserving the well-being of youth and families through prevention services and an on-site residential treatment center for troubled teens, Compass Rose is committed to enriching the lives of children and families through emotional healing, personal development and spiritual growth.