About the Freedman Consulting Service

Equipping leaders and educators to drive and implement transformative change.

Richard (RIF) and Joan Freedman

A critical shortage of providers and the absence of a community of support and sharing means that individuals and families often find it difficult to access mental health resources. The Richard I. and Joan L. Freedman Center for Child and Family Development was established at William James College to help connect individuals with appropriate information, providers, resources, and one another, in service of their mental health and wellness needs.

When William  James College launched the Center for Behavioral Health, Equity and Leadership in Schools (BHELS), the Freedman Consulting Service evolved from the Freedman's commitment. Our expert consultants provide customized, immersive programming for administrators and educators—including coaching and mentoring, team workshops, and immersive learning sessions—focused on behavioral health and school climate, diversity, equity, and inclusion, curriculum and pedagogy, and leadership development.

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Did you know?

The New Moms Program formerly offered by the Freedman Center is now offered by the William James College Youth and Family Psychotherapy Service

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