Student Services

Our Master- and Doctorate-level clinicians offer a variety of prevention services and we start where the need is greatest: our youth. We have counselors on-site in two Manhattan Schools through our Student Assistance Program (SAP). SAP counselors provide short-term counseling, assessments, referrals, student support groups, drug and alcohol policy consultation, as well as parent and faculty consultations.

Along with our Student Assistance Program, we also offer the following student workshops:

  • Drug and Alcohol Prevention Education (Grades 3-12)
  • Life in a Digital World (Grades 4-12)
  • Cyberbullying / Relational Aggression (Grades 4-12)
  • Sexual Decision Making and Healthy Relationships (Grades 6-12)
  • Stress Management (Grades 7-12)
  • Peer Leadership Training (Grades 11 and 12)
  • Transition to Upper School (Grades 7-9)
  • Transition to College (Grade 12)

Faculty Services

With over 20 years experience in the Independent Schools, we offer incomparable Faculty trainings and support. Not only are we actively sought by Manhattan schools to advise and consult on Drug and Alcohol Policies, our clinicains take what they learn in the classroom and translate that information into powerful skills training for educators. Some of our offerings include:

  • Substance Abuse Prevention Presentation (Administered at School Site)
  • Substance Abuse Prevention: Skills Workshop (Administered at FI Offices)
  • Digital Drama Workshop (regarding student online behavior)
  • Advice on Advising (Skills Workshop for School Advisors - Administered at FI offices)

We also have our much-lauded publication for sale: The Freedom Institute Handbook for Faculty on Student Alcohol and Other Drug Use.

Parent Services

We know parenting is difficult so when it comes to drugs, alcohol, sex and other potentially challenging realities for your teens, we are here to help. Besides our weekly blog entries dedicated to adolescents and preventative parenting, we offer presentations and discussion groups geared towards the parents of kids in elite schools.

  • Substance Abuse Prevention Education Presentation
  • Bullying and Relational Aggression Presentation
  • "Fishbowl" Discussion (facilitated discussion between students and parents on school site)
  • Parent Discussion Group (5  week  series at FI offices)

In addition, our other highly regarded publication, Stay Connected: Helping Your Teen Navigate Tough Choices, is currently on sale.

School List

Read accolades about our School Program.

  • A.J. Heschel
  • Allen Stevenson
  • Berkeley Carroll
  • Birch Wathen Lenox
  • Brearley School
  • Brooklyn Heights Montessori
  • Browning School
  • Burroughs School, St. Louis MO
  • Calhoun School
  • Chapin School
  • Children's Storefront
  • Claremont Prep
  • Collegiate School
  • Columbia Prep
  • Convent of the Sacred Heart
  • Dalton School
  • Dwight School
  • Elisabeth Irwin H.S.
  • Fordham Prep
  • Friends Seminary
  • Greenwich Academy, CT
  • Horace Mann School
  • Hunter School
  • Kew Forest School
  • Kinneret
  • La Scuola D'Italia
  • Little Red School House
  • Loyola School
  • Lycee Francais
  • Manhattan Country School
  • Mary McDowell
  • Marymount School
  • Millbrook School
  • Nightingale-Bamford School
  • Packer Collegiate School
  • Ramaz School
  • Riverdale Country School
  • Robert Lewis Stevenson
  • Rodeph Shalom School
  • Spence School
  • St. David's School
  • St. Hilda's and St. Hugh's School
  • Staten Island Academy
  • Stephen Gaynor School
  • The Churchill School
  • The Fieldston School
  • The Hewitt School
  • Town School
  • Trevor Day School
  • Trinity School
  • Village Community School
  • Xavier
  • The School of the Holy Child, Rye NY
  • United Nations International School