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New York Boarding Schools
Darrow School

Darrow School, an independent, co-ed, boarding and day school in New Lebanon, NY, offers A 5-to-1 student-to-teacher ratio allows for a high level of individual attention. Click below for more information.
Emma Willard School

Since 1814, Emma Willard School, located in Troy, NY, has been one of the nation's leading college-preparatory boarding and day schools for young women.
The Gow School

The Gow School, located in South Wales NY, is a college prep boarding school for young men, grades 7 to 12, with dyslexia and similar language-based learning disabilities including: central auditory processing disorder, dyscalculia and LD written expression.
Northwood School

Coed school founded in 1905, Northwood is located in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains in Lake Placid. Click below for more information.
Residential Treatment Centers
Summit Children's Residence Center

Residential-treatment program with learning and adjustment difficulties.
Phoenix Academies

Phoenix House operates two residential academies for teens: the Phoenix Academy of New York in Westchester County and the Phoenix Academy of Long Island in East Hampton. Phoenix Academies are residential high schools that provide comprehensive substance abuse treatment to adolescents.

Adult Child Living at Home

New York State Directory of Teen & Family Support

New York Information

Counseling and Mental Health Services

Teen Drugs and Substance Abuse Help

Tutoring and Learning Help

Boarding Schools

Teen Sex and Health

Runaways and Missing Children

Residential Treatment Centers, Wilderness Camps and Boot Camps

Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-Anon and Alateen
Parenting Guide to Teen Help
  • Implement a strict behavior management program in your home
  • Try using behavior contracts with your teen
  • Consider professional counseling and therapy
  • Residential treatment is an option for teens that need more intensive therapy
  • Boot Camps, boarding schools, or Wilderness Camps offer a very highly structured environment that focuses primarily on discipline
  • Hospitalization or Jail is the measure of last resort. Consider using these options if your teen has demonstrated that he is a danger to himself or to others

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    New York Boarding school students may spend the majority of their childhood and teen life away from their parents. The majority of these students return home during the holidays and, often, the summer break. Boarding schools are a form of residential school. We list boarding schools for troubled teens, kids with special needs such as learning differences or emotional or behavioral problems. Also listed are residential treatment programs for teens with substance abuse issues, and boarding schools that provide students with the tools to help them get back on track academically and behaviorally. To see a list of boarding schools in New York click Here.

    New York Helpful Information

    The Advocacy Center
    585-546-1700 Rochester
    Educates, supports, and advocates with people who have disabilities, their families, and circles of support.

    Child Health Plus
    New York State's health insurance plan for children under 19 years of age.

    Long Island Citizens for Community Values
    Works to reduce sexual violence and victimization of children, women, and families in the Long Island metropolitan area by educating on the harmful effects and crimes associated with pornography.

    National Obscenity Law Center
    Largest national information source for obscenity law, headquartered in New York City.

    New York State Council on Children and Families
    Coordinating agency for New York state health, education, and human services. Website includes articles and referral hotline numbers.

    New Yorkers for Vaccination Information and Choice
    Information and support to families and individuals who are exploring alternatives in health and seeking to make informed choices with regard to the possible vaccination of their children. Monthly public meetings are held in Manhattan.

    North Shore Youth Council of Rocky Point
    Community-based agency dedicated to helping youth and families cope in today's changing world.

    Parents for Megan's Law
    Assistance to parents and organizations about ways to effectively and responsibly manage Megan's Law high-risk sex offender notifications on a community level and helps raise awareness about the public's rights for information under Megan's Law and ways to prevent childhood sexual abuse.

    Prevent Child Abuse New York
    New York State agency whose singular mission is to prevent child abuse in all its forms.

    Resources for Children with Special Needs, Inc.
    Citywide source of help for New York City parents and caregivers of children with disabilities or special needs, ages birth to 21, and the professionals who work with them.

    Abbott House
    Social service agency and residential treatment center for dependent, homeless, neglected, abused or developmentally disabled children and young adults in the Metropolitan and Hudson Valley regions.

    Approved Special Education Schools in New York
    Private, state-operated, and state-supported.

    Children's Aid Society
    Broad range of essential health, education and social services throughout Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, Staten Island and Westchester County.

    The Children's Village
    212-932-9009 NYC
    914-693-0600 Dobbs Ferry
    Services include residential youth programs, runaway shelter, and community programs. Located in New York City and Dobbs Ferry.

    Family of Woodstock
    Multi-program human service agency providing services throughout Ulster County.

    Family Justice / La Bodega de la Familia
    212- 982-2335
    New York City substance abuse support center for families struggling with addiction and criminal justice system response.

    Free Arts for Abused Children -- NYC
    Therapeutic art programs for children who suffer from abuse, neglect, homelessness, HIV/AIDS, and the disabling impact of poverty.

    Inwood House
    Programs for pregnant teens and teen parents, intervention and prevention programs in New York City.

    J-Fire of Western New York
    Intervention and education services for juvenile firesetters and their families.

    Job Corps
    Free residential program for young men and women, ages 16-24, that empowers youth to take responsibility for their employability through the integration of vocational skills and academic achievement.

    The Puerto Rican Family Institute
    Services include mental health treatment, crisis intervention, placement prevention, residential care and education.

    Regis High School
    Tuition-free Jesuit college preparatory education to Roman Catholic young men from the New York metro area who demonstrate superior intellectual and leadership potential.

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    Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-Anon and Alateen

    Al-Anon and Alateen
    directory of Al-Anon information services/intergroups in the southern New York area.
    New York Al-Anon
    Guide to and directory of, Al-Anon & Alateen, in New York
    Al-Anon Suffolk Information Service New York City Al-Anon
    Al-Anon and Alateen meetings in New York City and some outlying areas

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    Teen Drugs and Substance Abuse Help

    Finger Lakes Directory of Alcohol & Drug Abuse Services Chautauqua Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Council
    Provides prevention education and community awareness on alcohol, tobacco, and other drug issues.

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    Teen Sex and Health

    Adolescent AIDS Program at Montefiore Medical Center
    Youth-Friendly HIV Counseling, Testing and Care in NYC
    New York AIDS Hotline

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    Runaways and Missing Children

    New York Missing and Exploited Children Clearinghouse

    National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
    The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) The Nation's Resource Center for Child Protection

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    Counseling and Mental Health Services

    Riverdale Mental Health Association
    Child and adolescent program, substance abuse treatment. Services are offered on a low-cost sliding scale. No one is refused treatment for inability to pay. Located in Bronx.
    Center for the Study of Psychiatry and Psychology
    Research and educational network concerned with the impact of mental health theory and practices upon individual well-being, personal freedom, and family and community values.
    Bronx Behavioral Network
    Comprehensive mental health services and substance abuse treatment.
    Families Together in NYS, Inc.
    Parent-run organization that strives to establish a unified voice for children with emotional, behavioral, and social disorders. Services include information and referral, resource library, and support.
    Mental Health Association in New York State
    Statewide association with local affiliates located in communities throughout New York State that brings together service recipients, families, professionals, advocates and concerned citizens to address all aspects of mental health and mental illness.
    County Mental Health Agencies
    Door of Hope for Teens
    Free online and phone support for teenage girls and young women who struggle with self-injury. Local meeting in Westchester County, New York.
    Our Victory Day Camp
    7-week day camp for children, ages 5-13, with learning disabilities and/or ADD/ADHD. Located in Dobbs Ferry.
    Parent To Parent of New York State
    Emotional support and information to parents of children with special needs in New York State.

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    Tutoring and Learning Help

    Learning Disabilities Association of Central New York
    Learning Disabilities Association of Genesee Valley
    Gemm Learning
    Gemm Learning has three learning centers in Westchester, NY and Fairfield, CT and a home service called Gemm at Home.
    Learning Leaders
    New York City's largest nonprofit dedicated to public school students. We train committed and caring New Yorkers to provide tutoring and other support to our City's youngsters.

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