Dr. Susan Baer
This project involved the development of a service delivery model (now named Compass) that builds community capacity to manage mental health and substance use concerns in children and youth across BC, while streamlining access to specialized services for children and youth with complex mental health and substance use concerns. Compass is a province-wide service to support evidenced based care to all BC children and youth living with mental health and substance use concerns. This is done by supporting community care providers with the information, advice, and resources they need to deliver appropriate and timely care to children & youth close to home. The service is available to various community care providers working with children and youth with mental health & substance use issues, such as primary care providers, specialist physicians, child & youth mental health team clinicians, Foundry clinicians, and concurrent disorders/substance use clinicians.