A Word for Parents and Families

Parents can be valuable resources when it comes time for a student to visit the Counseling Center.  Often, a parent’s recommendation is what can lead the student to getting extra help through counseling. As parents, you know your child better than anyone, and you can often sense when something is wrong before a professor, learning specialist, or resident assistant can pick up on the subtle changes. By knowing the basic functions of the Counseling Center, your ability to make a recommendation to your student will be easier.

We understand that you may want to contact a counselor regarding the counseling experience with your student.  Because we adhere to the State of Florida’s strict confidentiality laws between counselor and client, we encourage parents and family members to communicate with the student directly regarding their counseling experience.

Recommended Reading

  •  You’re on Your Own (But I’m Here if You Need Me): Mentoring Your Child During the College Years, by Marjorie Savage
  •  Letting Go: A Parents’ Guide to Understanding the College Years, by Karen Levin Coburn and Madge Lawrence Treeger
  •  Let the Journey Begin: A Parent’s Monthly Guide to the College Experience, by Jacqueline Kiernan MacKay
  • When Kids Go to College: A Parent’s Guide to Changing Relationships, by Barbara M. Newman and Philip Newman