Building Communities of Hope Gala
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Compass Health is excited to host our Building Communities of Hope Gala virtually this year. This decision has been made due to the increasing concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact it’s having throughout our communities.
As the region’s behavioral healthcare leader, we’re focused on the health and safety of those we serve and the communities around us. This is why we are choosing to host a virtual Gala.
Our virtual Building Communities of Hope Gala will still take place Saturday, October 16 at 6pm PT. While we might not be able to meet in person, we are still gearing up for a night of celebration and support for our child, youth, and family behavioral health programs.
Over the last year we’ve seen the demand for behavioral health services for our children and youth grow. This last year, our programs served over 5,400 children and youth in our communities, ranging from in-person, socially distanced opportunities to sessions via telehealth.
Please RSVP by Friday, October 15. Early registrants will be eligible for different prizes during the live event.
Your support makes all the difference
This year’s Building Communities of Hope Gala supports Compass Health’s child, youth, and family programs in your community:
- Child & Family Outpatient provides an array of counseling and support services to children, youth, and families that may have emotional and/or behavioral health challenges.
- Children’s Intensive Services/Wraparound with Intensive Services (WISe) supports children and their families in the lease restrictive environment by honoring the family’s voice, choice, strengths, and natural supports.
- Camp Outside the Box is a camp specifically designed for children and youth in the WISe program and gives them a chance to experience a traditional summer day-camp while practicing their social skills and goals.
- The Child Advocacy Program (CAP) provides therapeutic services to children and adolescents who have been sexually abused.
- Therapeutic Foster Parenting is specialized foster care for children who have behavioral health challenges, often resulting from abuse and/or neglect. Our Foster Parents receive more support and training than state-run foster programs.
- Camp Mariposa is a national addiction prevention and mentoring program for youth who have been impacted by substance abuse in their families, and provides them with a safe, fun, and supportive environment critical to helping break the cycle of addiction.
Learn more about Camp Outside the Box & Camp Mariposa:
Meet our Keynote Speaker
Dr. Delaney Ruston
The Gift of Sharing Our Truths: Why giving voice to our youths’ struggles is essential.
The talk, which includes Ruston’s own personal story, will explore why being open about our youth’s mental health challenges has been so taboo, how overcoming this taboo is key for scaling up needed support, and how giving voice to youth’s struggles will benefit them in life-changing ways.
About Dr. Ruston
Delaney Ruston is a filmmaker, Stanford trained physician and international speaker who makes documentaries to foster social change. She is the creator of the award-winning films, Screenagers, about solutions for healthy screen time and Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER, about improving the emotional wellbeing of today’s youth. Thus far 4 and a half million kids and adults have gathered for screenings in 85 countries.
As a known expert on this topic, Delaney is invited to speak at Google, The Aspen Institute, conferences, schools, and others, and her views are often in the press, such as Good Morning America, NPR, New York Times and many others. Examples of other films include Unlisted: A Story of Schizophrenia, about her father and Hidden Pictures about global mental health.
Ruston has partnered with groups such as the World Health Organization in creating advocacy campaigns and has won several awards for her efforts. A Fulbright Scholar and former researcher in Bioethics and Communication, Dr. Ruston has been faculty at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle and at Stony Brook School of Medicine in New York. Along with filmmaking Delaney currently provides medical care to the underserved and homeless, which she has done for over a decade.
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