Programs / Substance Abuse Prevention / Compass Program
The Compass Program has two main components: 1) a treatment component for children, youth and their families who have experienced issues related to substance abuse; and; 2) a selective substance abuse prevention program for children, youth, and families. The program provides selective prevention by targeting children, youth, and families who are at risk for substance abuse as a result of elevated risk factors, and/or lacking effective protective factors. The Compass Program is designed to enhance "protective factors" and move toward reversing or reducing known "risk factors." Protective factors are those associated with reduced potential for drug use. Risk factors are those that make the potential for drug use more likely.
The Department of Children and Families
Markenson: Beth Robles, LMHC 305-558-2480
Alvaro Domenech, LCSW 305-274-3172