A New Freedom

Resources for Adult Females Correctional Programs

A New Freedom gender-specific resource are based on state-of-the-art cognitive-behavioral (CBT), motivational interviewing (MI), motivational enhancement (MET), and social learning curriculum. The workbooks, treatment games, skills modeling and role-playing cards, and other curriculum materials build on concepts pioneered by Prochaska, Ellis, Bandura, Miller, Gorski, Gilligan, and Marlatt, and address areas such as cognitive-behavioral (CBT) change, risk/protective factors management, coping skills, and the development of realistic self-efficacy in relapse prevention. The gender-specific Women's Issues materials described below supplement the core New Freedom program resources and address issues specific to women. These resources have been selected for use by multiple state systems, as well New York City jails.

We have developed CBT- and MI-based programs for adult female correctional substance and women's mental health facilities ranging from 60 to 400 hours of dosage (program and logic models available). These gender-specific correctional programs can be tailored to all facets of criminal behavior, behavioral health, substance abuse, delinquency, and gang involvement. Please contact us with any questions or use our phone consultation form to have us help you tailor a female gender-specific program to your needs.

How does it work?

A comprehensive program might consist of hundreds of hours of curriculum and similar resources. Such a program would use initially use materials from our Preparation for Treatment and Self-Discovery workbook series (pre-contemplation to contemplation). From here, specific programming issues are addressed using gender- and age-specific resources (contemplation to preparation), including age-specific materials from the Women's Issues series. Later, specific coping skills are explored (action) and The Returning Home curriculum materials develop post-release protective factors (action and maintenance).

Substance Abuse Treatment

Comprehensive cognitive-behavioral treatment model, including coping skills, relapse prevention, and risk factors management tools. Supports MI/CBT, individual change model (Prochaska), and social learning treatment approaches for substance abuse treatment programs.

A New Freedom's substance abuse curriculum is based on helpful workbooks and group activities (grade 4-6 reading level), these materials provide "homework" between sessions, and are easy to implement with individuals, TCs, and groups.

With over 200 female gender-specific workbooks and other resources, we support longer programs, and specialize in tailoring programs to your needs.

Behavioral Health Resources

Comprehensive behavioral health and dual diagnosis resources, including counselor's tools, checklists, MI tools, worksheets, DSM-IV treatment planning support, and workbooks. Many issues available: PTSD, self-harm, sleep disturbances, anxiety, depression, abuse, etc.. [more]

Spanish Language Resources

Una Libertad Nueva is our collection of nearly 60 Spanish language program resources.

  • Substance Abuse Program
  • Gang Intervention Resources
  • Returning Home Program

Returning Home

Designed to help prepare for community reintegration Returning Home is a highly-interactive workbook-based resource for relapse prevention and risk factors management, or aftercare. A comprehensive resource, it focuses on the highest risk factors for recidivism. [more]

Correctional Intervention Program

For non drug offenders: comprehensive cognitive-behavioral treatment model, including coping skills, relapse prevention, and risk factors management tools. Supports MI/CBT, individual change model (Prochaska), and social learning treatment approaches.

Earned Release Program

We provide tailored earned release programs to correctional departments and facilities. These resources can include competency checklists, MI tools to assess individual change, pre-post tests, documentation for individual and program review, and links between resources and risk assessment instruments.

Additional Women's Issues Titles

From our series of gender-specific female workbooks:

  • Especially for Women
  • Eating Disorders
  • Self-Image and Body Image
  • Self-Injury
  • Issues With Prostitution
  • Avoiding Your Old Relationship Traps
  • Avoiding Your Old Family Traps
  • Basic Women's Health Issues
  • Relationships and Friendships
  • Surviving Abuse and Trauma

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