Project Description

Program Overview


The Young Child Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) is designed to support young children, ages 5-10, who are experiencing anxiety, depression, and irritability that is impacting their functioning throughout the day. These children may have difficulties regulating their behaviors, emotions, and reactions leading to outbursts at home, school, and in extracurricular activities.  This program is appropriate for children requiring more than individual outpatient care and who do not need higher levels of care, such as hospitalization. Patients in this program attend daily, Monday-Friday.


The Young Child Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) treats children struggling with mood and anxiety disorders that require more intensive and wrap-around treatment than would be available in outpatient settings and also do not require a higher level of care such as PHP or hospitalization. The goal of this program is to support children in maintaining their stability and while attending school and continuing to learn coping skills.

Treatment Goals

The Young Child Program provides a safe, supportive, alternative learning environment where children can learn and develop skills to help manage daily life stressors at home, among friends, and in the classroom.


  • Psychiatric Assessment and Medication Management
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Individual Check-in
  • Group Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Dance Movement Therapy
  • Yoga Therapy
  • Pet Therapy

Academic Support

Education services are provided on a daily basis in the child PHP during the school year by education and clinical staff to support patients and families in making progress toward their academic and related treatment goals. This includes time each day for supervised study, case management and coordination of care between the Compass treatment team, patients’ school teams, and the patients and their families.

We recognize that flexibility is key to ensuring a successful school transition, and your child’s team is in regular communication with school to adjust the treatment plan if indicated to best support your child.

Schedule Appointment


  • Northbrook, IL

  • Chicago, IL


Ages 5-10


Monday – Friday
8:30am – 6:00pm

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