Compass Health Center School Partner Engagement
Compass Health Center deeply values the commitment to mental health and education we share with our partners. This platform is dedicated to providing comprehensive resources and shared engagement opportunities for our school partners that amplify our collective impact.
Our dedicated team ensures you are well-informed throughout a student's time enrolled in Compass programming, maintaining consistent communication from admission to discharge. Our purpose-built group rooms are thoughtfully designed to replicate a classroom setting, facilitating a smoother transition back to school. You can also expect:
We provide a range of resources curated by our experienced team:
Gain valuable insights from Dr. Deepali Gershan, Compass Psychiatrist and Addiction Specialist, as she shares her expertise on the nuanced topic of mental health and substance use. In this blog, we delve into the complexities of this important subject, exploring its significance and receiving valuable perspectives from an experienced professional.
On February 15, 2023, The Family Action Network (FAN) presented the event, "Understanding and Treating School Anxiety and Refusal," a conversation with Leslie Brankin, Psy.D., and Anna Finis, Psy.D., moderated by Toni Boos, Psy.D. This presentation provided an overview of school anxiety and refusal to help families understand its various presentations, potential causes and functions of refusal behavior, and strategies for supporting youth and young adults in getting to school more consistently.
Mental health care is not a one-size-fits-all system. Multiple levels of care and treatment modalities are available to meet a variety of strengths, needs, and preferences. With the large number and potential combination of options available for care, it can feel overwhelming. However, understanding the continuum of care and the treatment types involved can also engender a sense of hope and empowerment that there are effective options available for everyone.
At Compass Health Center, we offer Professional Development to schools, universities, colleges, and community partners. On this page, you will find an overview of the type of PDs we offer, and the process of participating.
PDs can be individualized, while we prefer virtual platforms, in-person PDs are available with adequate Leadtime.
Compass Health Center recognizes that accessing immediate, high-quality, specialized mental health care can be a significant challenge for many. Compass strives to set the standard of excellence for Partial Hospitalization (PHP) and Intensive Outpatient (IOP) Programs by providing immediate access to comprehensive, compassionate, evidence-based behavioral health treatment for individuals and their families.
In 2011, Compass Health Center opened its doors to serve children, adolescents, young adults, and adults. Since then, Compass has served many thousands of patients each year, expanding to new regions, opening new specialty care offerings, and steadily expanding the variety of patients treated.
Compass's multidisciplinary treatment team consists of 50 Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, and 450 master-level clinicians. Areas of focus include Depression, Anxiety, OCD, Bipolar Disorder, Trauma, PTSD, Mental Health, Pain, and Illness, Child Dysregulation, Substance Use, and School Avoidance. Compass treats patients ages 5 through adulthood in an age-appropriate setting within child, adolescent, young adult, and adult programs. Certainly:
Compass has physical locations in Illinois, including Chicago, Northbrook, Oak Brook, and Silver Spring, Maryland, along with offering virtual care services in both states.