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Compass Toolkits are a new online resource for community care providers. Each toolkit highlights sections on essential knowledge, assessment, and treatment about high priority mental health topics and substance youth concerns for BC children and youth.
Overall, the goal of Compass, and these toolkits are to build our capacity as a province to take care of children and youth with mental health and substance use close to home. The toolkits that are available now cover ADHD, anxiety, depression, disruptive behavior problems, suicide risk assessment and substance use/concurrent disorders.CHECK OUT THE COMPASS TOOLKITS
They are designed in an e-learning format, are user-friendly and easily viewable on desktop and mobile devices. At the end of each toolkit, care providers can access patient resources and additional curated information that they can share with patients and their families.
Compass is a province-wide service supporting community care providers with what they need in order to deliver quality care to BC children and youth living with mental health and substance use concerns. This program includes services for care providers across B.C. including: phone support, connection to resources, direct telehealth consultations (if needed) with patients and tailored training and education.
The team is made up of child and youth psychiatrists, mental health and substance use clinicians (social workers, nurses, psychologists, etc.), and a care coordinator. They support with substance use, mental health, behavioural and family challenges, trauma and general guidance for when care providers need additional support with a youth patient. LEARN MORE ABOUT COMPASS
Contact Meredith de Freitas
Program Manager, Health Literacy / Compass, BC Children's Hospital