Bruce Buchanan, pictured, president and CEO of Compass Clinical Associates in Urbandale, died of natural causes at his home in Des Moines on Monday. Buchanan, a licensed social worker, was a nationally recognized trainer and lecturer in the areas of child and adolescent therapies, reactive attachment disorder, social work ethics and residential treatment programming. He and his associates built CCA into one of the largest and most comprehensive full-service mental health agencies in the state. “The world was a better place because Bruce was in it,” said Peggy Huppert, executive director of NAMI Iowa. “He helped so many people, including our family. He advanced and gave back to his profession. He was a wonderful advocate for mental health awareness and access.” At the time of his death he was chairman of the ethics committee for the National Association of Social Work, Iowa chapter. Over his career he earned multiple state and national awards, among them the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Child Abuse and Neglect Council. Visitation will be at Caldwell Parrish on July 30 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at its 8201 Hickman Road location.