RESOURCES FOR PARENTS
Knowledgeable and involved parents are an important factor in student success. We find that the students whose parents are actively involved and maintain open communication lines with their sons and daughters, are the ones who are the most likely to succeed academically, make wise and appropriate choices, and refrain from engaging in high-risk behaviors such as alcohol abuse.
Listed below are some links to websites that you might find helpful and informative:
- College Parents of America: (http://www.collegeparents.org/)
“What is College Parents of America? College Parents of America (CPA) is the only national membership association dedicated to helping parents prepare and put their children through college easily, economically and safely. Today, college parents represent an estimated 12 million households. An additional 24 million households are currently saving and otherwise preparing children for college. CPA is a resource, an advisor and an advocate working on behalf of these millions of families.”
- What Parents Need to Know about College Drinking – An excellent resource page on things to consider when your child is choosing a college, staying involved during your child’s freshman year, and getting assistance if your child is involved in an alcohol incident.
- Alcohol, Other Drugs, and College: A Parent’s Guide: (http://www.edc.org/hec/pubs/parents.html)
- PFLAG (Parents, Families, Friends of Lesbians and Gays): (http://www.pflag.org) an excellent site offering good general information about issues facing GLBT individuals and how their loved ones may assist and advocate for them.
- Parents, Friends and Partners of Victims of Rape and Sexual Abuse : a good site from the friends and family of people who have been sexually abused. Gives tips on how you can help them through. Also provides some insight from survivors.
- Parent Perspective of Studenthealth 101 – A monthly e-newsletter for parents created by a multi-disciplined team of physicians with the goal of actively promoting better health throughout college campuses.
- NEDA Parent Toolkit – The NEDA Parent Toolkit is for anyone who wants to understand more about how to support a family member or friend affected by an eating disorder. This toolkit was developed with you in mind, in response to requests for a simple, easy-to-use way to find answers to questions and concerns. Each toolkit developed for NEDA will be updated as new research and information becomes available.
- College Students and Self Harm – A WebMD article regarding college students and self harm.
- Recommended Readings – A list of books on a variety of mental health topics.
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