Success And Sanity On The College Campus: A Guide For Parents by Diana TrevouledesSuccess And Sanity On The College Campus: A Guide For Parents by Diana Trevouledes

Success And Sanity On The College Campus: A Guide For Parents

byDiana Trevouledes

Paperback | December 5, 2013

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Written by two experienced college mental health professionals, this practical nuts-and-bolts guide for parents of prospective and current college students offers an insider's view of the realities and complexities of today's campus life. Recognizing that college students rank their parents as their primary source of support and advice, the authors provide parents with the specific information and recommendations they need to offer the best assistance possible. In this book, parents will learn about the most significant factors to be considered in making a wise decision about college selection, about the process of making a successful transition to college, about the potential pitfalls inherent in college life, and the warning signs and risk factors for psychological distress. In addition, parents will become acquainted with the protective factors and the resources available on the campus that enhance academic success and persistence to graduation, as well as emotional health and well-being. Throughout, parents will learn to distinguish between those situations in which they should intervene directly and those in which they should offer support from the sidelines. Parents will be able to help their student make their time in college a joyful, productive, and ultimately successful experience.
Diana Trevouledes, PhD is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and Social Worker with over 20 years of experience in a variety of mental health settings including: inpatient, outpatient, partial hospital, psychiatric emergency room, university counseling centers and private practice. Dr. Trevouledes is the former Director of the Master of ...
Title:Success And Sanity On The College Campus: A Guide For ParentsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:158 pages, 9.14 × 6.12 × 0.4 inPublished:December 5, 2013Publisher:R&L EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:161048102X

ISBN - 13:9781610481021

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Table of Contents

IntroductionBrief Overview by ChapterChapter OneThe Role of the Parent in Promoting Emotional Wellness: A Basic FrameworkRoots and WingsThe Caring and Supportive Parent vs. the "Helicopter" ParentExpectations for the College StudentA Word About Privacy and ConfidentialityKnowing When to Let GoYour Changing Relationship with Your ChildWhen Should a Parent Get InvolvedChapter TwoHelping with College Selection and PreparationThe Importance Of Best FitSome Factors To ConsiderAcademic Reputation and RankingsRetention and Graduation RatesFinancesLocation and Distance from HomeSchool Size and Class SizeFacultyCurriculum and Academic ResourcesStudent Population and Diversity ResourcesHousing OptionsServices for Special Needs StudentsStructured First-Year ExperienceThe On-Campus VisitA Difficult Question for Parents: Is My Child Ready?What If My Child Has Psychological ProblemsChapter ThreeThe Transition to College and How Parents Can HelpThe Importance of the First Year of College Academic ChallengesSeparation Anxiety, Homesickness and LonelinessIdentity DevelopmentChoosing a Major and Career Decision MakingLiving ArrangementsProblems at HomeDiversity and Cultural ChallengeWhat If My Child Continues to Struggle?Chapter FourToday's Campus Environment: What Parents Should Know About the Realities of College LifeNo In Loco ParentisIncrease in Mental Health Concerns on the CampusAlcohol and Other DrugsSexual AssaultDate Rape DrugsUnhealthy RelationshipsSexual Harassment on CampusRoommate ConflictsPrivacy in CyberspaceBullying and Cyber-bullyingHazingBias IncidentsCampus ViolenceChapter FiveRecognizing Signs of Psychological Problems, Chemical Dependency and Addictive Behavior: What Parents Need to KnowDisorders Observed in College Age StudentsDepression Suicidal Thoughts and BehaviorsSelf InjuryTrauma, Loss and Grief ReactionsAnger and AggressionStress and AnxietySchizophreniaBi-polar DisorderEating DisordersTroubled and Dangerous StudentsChemical Dependency and Addictive BehaviorsAlcohol Abuse and DependencyOther Substances and AbuseLegal/Prescription DrugsIllegal DrugsSigns of Substance AbuseGuidelines for Parents Regarding Substance AbuseGambling Addiction and Compulsive GamingAdditional Recommendations for ParentsChapter SixCampus Services and ResourcesThe Counseling Center/Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)Office of Student Retention/Student SuccessHealth ServicesAlcohol and Other Drug ServicesOffice of Residential LifeOffice of Disabilities/Learning NeedsOffice of Multicultural AffairsCampus MinistriesInternational Studies OfficeAcademic Resource ServicesCareer ServicesOffice of Student Affairs/Student LifeStudent Financial ServicesCampus Safety and SecurityOffice of the OmbudspersonHow Parents Can Learn More about Student ServicesChapter SevenPromoting Emotional Wellness and Student Success: Some Approaches That WorkEffective Parent/College Student CommunicationReducing Stress and Developing Coping SkillsMaintaining Perspectives: Changing Thoughts and Self-talkCultivating Happiness and Recognizing Signature StrengthsIncreasing Self-Esteem and Self-RespectEncouraging Healthy Life-Style ChoicesKnowing the Factors that Support SuccessAdvocating for Mental Health and Other Student Services on CampusConclusion

Editorial Reviews

Parents have a significant role in facilitating the success and emotional well-being of their children as they navigate the college years. Success and Sanity on The College Campus: a Guide for Parents by Dr. Diana Trevouledes and Dr. Ingrid Grieger, two highly experienced and competent campus professionals, is engaging, well-researched, and provides real-world recommendations that parents can readily use. I am certain I will refer to this book frequently to guide me through the remainder of my son's college experience and to inform me about how I can promote my daughter's adjustment and independence as she begins her own journey through college. As a parent and as a counseling psychologist, I highly recommend this book to other parents, as well as to high school counselors and teachers, college and university faculty, and other campus professionals. It is an invaluable resource for all of these audiences.