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Helpful resources for parents during their student's transition year.
Your student is exploring fuller independence and the nature of your relationship is also changing. Parents often find themselves asking the following questions:
How much support does my son or daughter need?
How will I communicate once they are gone?
When will I know it's time to step in and help?
Everyone needs time to adjust to find out how to support your student’s mental and emotional needs for more information on helping your student during his/her transition year visit http://www.transitionyear.org
CTX Counseling Services provides free confidential services for enrolled students, including brief individual therapy, walk-in consultations; and psycho-educational outreach programming.
Students may seek counseling for a variety of reasons including:
difficulties with roommates
depression and anxiety
Typically these issues are related to the adjustment and students will recover quickly. Encourage your student to come to Counseling Services immediately if the intensity persists and makes it difficult for your student to function effectively. If your student is experiencing suicidal thoughts or feelings, it is recommended that you call 911.
Counseling is more effective if your student takes the initiative in accessing services. Your son or daughter may be less likely to follow through if you make the appointment for them.
Counseling Services provides consultations to parents concerned about their students. Consultations focus on:
Confidentiality is essential to the process of counseling for your student. Counselors are required to adhere to the ethical standards of their profession. They are required to adhere to state and federal laws relating to confidentiality. These standards prevent us from speaking with concerned parents about their students contact with Counseling Services unless we have the student’s written consent.
Please contact Annie Ferrera if you have any questions. 512-313-5032 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Please feel free to select the links below to familiarize yourself with the helpful services and activities that you and your students will be involved with or will utilize.
*Adapted with permission from Abilene Christian University’s Counseling Center