FCA Prevention Team

OASAS Prevention works with the community and local school districts to provide parent education groups as well as individual counseling for populations identified as at risk for substance use, truancy, legal issues, and/or family conflict. We work to establish relationships with community-based organizations through participation in coalition meetings to develop environmental strategies designed to prevent substance use and related consequences specifically for at-risk youth populations.

Our prevention services are free for:

  • Young and first-time parents
  • Children, adolescents and parents who need support to avoid truancy and substance use issues
  • Young adults with a first-time offense
  • Court referrals and CPS.

Our Target population for individual counseling is from ages 11 thru 22

Our Target population for parenting education groups are from ages  20 thru 65+ because some caretakers may be grand-parents

Prevention Service

Our individual and group counseling sessions offer guidance on many things, such as how to:

  • Talk to/with adolescents
  • Build self esteem in your children
  • Hold family meetings
  • Speak with teachers and be part of your child’s life
  • Deal with young adults involved in gang behavior

We also offer:

  • Parenting classes for families at risk
  • Outreach to local schools
  • Evidence based curriculum of workshops for adolescents to enhance decision making skills
  • Community wide outreach and education about drugs and other high risk behaviors


Elizabeth Fungkhee, MS.CASAC
Prevention Program Supervisor
P: 516.486-7200, X.5220
126 North Franklin Street
Hempstead, NY 11550