Resources for Parents and Families
Your student's ability to care for themselves in a healthy manner and to be able to bounce back from frustration, disappointment and stress are essential skills in a college environment.
College is an important time developmentally for young adults to learn how to be lifelong learners, live well within a community and thrive in the midst of tremendous challenges, exciting and difficult. A positive college experience can launch a student into a healthy, happy adulthood.
If you have concerns about your student's ability to cope with feelings and to take care of themselves, they may need time to consolidate those skills before entering this demanding environment.
What can I do to help my child transition to college?
How do I help my homesick student?
I know my student will need counseling at college. How do I facilitate that?
My student is on psychiatric medications. How do they get these psychiatric needs met?
My student is on medications for ADHD and wants to get medications at school. Is that possible?
My student is sounding very distressed and I am worried. What can I do?
My student is being seen at the Counseling Center. Can I talk to the assigned therapist?
How does the Brandeis Counseling Center bill for therapy?
My student is in need of a psychiatric hospitalization. How does that happen at Brandeis?
My student has been psychiatrically hospitalized while at Brandeis. What next?
I think my student could benefit from a medical leave. How can we go about arranging that?
My student is on a medical leave due to a psychiatric condition. What should they do to prepare to go back to school?