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 child?
I know my child will need counseling at college. How do I facilitate that?
My child is on psychiatric medications. How can we ensure that their medication treatment continues when they’re at school?
My child is on stimulant medication for ADHD. How can we ensure that their medication treatment continues when they’re at school?
My child is sounding very distressed and I am worried. What can I do?
My child is being seen at the Counseling Center. Can I talk to the assigned therapist?
How does the Brandeis Counseling Center bill for therapy?
My child is in need of a psychiatric hospitalization. How does that happen at Brandeis?
My child has been psychiatrically hospitalized while at Brandeis. What next?
I think my child could benefit from a medical leave. How can we go about arranging that?
My child is on a medical leave due to a psychiatric condition. What should they do to prepare to go back to school?