Compass Mark’s programs are based on federal and state strategies for substance use and gambling prevention, and follow a public health model of balancing risk factors with protective factors, or strengths. They are implemented by passionate, trained
prevention specialists who are dedicated to healthy communities.
Effective and comprehensive school-based prevention programs help students develop the skills to communicate with others, make decisions, and cope with uncomfortable feelings, all of which increase their mental well-being. Programming should begin in elementary school, with frequent reinforcement throughout middle and high school.
Skills for Life
For over 30 years, Skills for Life has moved young people toward futures free from
addiction. The program facilitators provide a judgement-free and confidential environment where youth learn valuable life skills such as managing anger, communicating effectively, and setting realistic goals for the future.
Children of Incarcerated Parents
Our Family Services Advocates work to identify, support, and advocate for the unique needs and rights of children with incarcerated parents. This program helps families and caregivers connect with community supports, and maintain healthy parent-child relationships.