Compass Intervention Center provides a list of recommended items to bring for your child’s stay. In addition, we have included a guideline of items that are appropriate to wear within the facility as well as seasonally. It is recommended that the appropriate quantity of items listed be brought to the facility. Items deemed not appropriate for the unit will be returned to the family.
****As a result of COVID-19, all patient belongings must be brought to the facility in a disposable bags. No backpacks, personal bags, or suitcases. To reduce exposure, patients will only be allowed the four items they bring. In addition, underwear, bras, socks will be the only additional clothes stored for use.
Four shirts that are seasonally appropriate. Long sleeve in the cooler months and short sleeve in the warmer months.
Shirts must be crew neck
Additionally, clothing must be free of gang recognition or signs. In addition, clothing may not have bands, music, singers, cigarettes, alcohol, money, gambling, sexual references, skulls, blood or any violence references.
Shirts must have sleeves – no tank tops, sleeveless shirts, or cut of sleeves
Four pairs of pants. When seasonally appropriate, two pairs of knee length shorts or capris.
Pants and shorts must be free of strings or ties. Pants and shorts must fit appropriately at the waist and not sag.
Pants should be free from holes, rips, or tears.
Pants must be loose fitting.
Four pair of underwear – Thongs and lace are prohibited. Underwear, bras, socks will be the only additional clothes stored for use.
Pullover, sweatshirts, sweaters must be free of strings or ties or hoods. If there are zippers or buttons on the front, the pullover, sweatshirts, and sweaters can only half-zip or button up – no full front zip or button up. No cardigans.
1 pair of shoes
No open toe shoes, high heels, slippers, flip flops, house shoes, or boots. Tennis shoes and/or closed toe shoes only.
4 pairs of socks – ankle socks only. Underwear, bras, socks will be the only additional clothes stored for use.
4 bras – Sport bras and bras without an underwire or lace are acceptable
1 Sleep attire – Must be tops and bottoms that meet the dress code requirement – no shorts; shirts with sleeves and pants without strings.
All hygiene products are provided by Compass Intervention Center – this includes toothbrush, toothpaste, hair products, deodorant, hair brushes, and soap. If you choose, all patients have the option to bring their own deodorant.
For patients on Victory Level, they have the option to bring in their own hygiene items. This includes soap, hair products, and lotions. All personal hygiene items will be kept in a designated area, which staff will access for patients.
Aerosol and pump containers are not allowed in the facility
Hygiene products that are for medical purposes will need to be approved and ordered by the patient’s physician.
Bottles of nail polish and acrylic/powered dip nails are prohibited in the facility.
Only wave caps without strings are allowed
As a part of appropriate dress codes, patients with hair below their ears are expected to keep their hair pulled back. Patients should have metal free hair ties to pull back hair.
Hair combs are prohibited in the facility. All hair brushes are provided by the facility.
All haircuts or styles must be free of pins, strings, and /or signs and symbols. Hair extensions should be no longer than shoulder length and free of pins, combs, and strings
No jewelry is allowed to be worn within the facility.
Paracord items are prohibited to be worn by patients or in patient clothing
Electronic items for patients are prohibited in the facility
Patients may bring their own blanket. Personal blankets must fleece or cotton – comforters are prohibited. Personal blankets must be standard, single layer twin size blanket, free from tears and fringe. ***** No personal pillows or pillowcases.
If patients bring pictures, patients may have two unframed pictures. Pictures must be of family members and approved by the therapist. *****
All reading material must be approved reading by the therapist – approved reading material is softback books with appropriate content for treatment. Patients are allowed one reading item that the therapist will make available for the patient during library time. *****
For safety and health reasons, patients are not allowed to borrow, trade, or use other patients’ items.
It is strongly recommended by the Clinical team that name brand items not be sent back to the facility with the patient. When returning from home passes, we ask that patients return with the same amount of items they left the facility with. All personal hygiene and reading materials are checked in by the patient’s assigned therapist. Families may drop off/exchange patient belongings during family sessions. If items are not able to be brought during family sessions, the family may send the items via the mail. All belongings dropped off/exchanged must be in compliance with facility guidelines.
***** Indicates items that are checked-in by the assigned therapist only
***** Please be advised that while the facility is recommended to implement plans to reduce exposure to COVID-19 the method items are received or types of items that are received or provided maybe adjusted. Please contact the assigned therapist for specific guidelines. All belongings should be mailed to facility during the child’s treatment as onsite sessions are temporarily suspended.
WHAT NOT TO BRING
Aerosol and pump containers
Bottles of nail polish and acrylic nails
Additionally, clothing must be free of gang recognition or signs. In addition, clothing may not have bands, music, singers, cigarettes, alcohol, money, gambling, sexual references, skulls, blood or any violence references
When returning from home passes, we ask that patients return with the same amount of items they left the facility with. In addition, patients should not return from passes with acrylic nails, money, or tattoos of any kind. Any reading materials brought in by the patient at admission or from a home pass must be approved by the assigned therapist.