Resources for Parents

As parents and guardians, you continue to play a vital role in the lives of your college-aged children. You probably know your son or daughter better than anyone else and are more likely to notice changes in mood or behavior that may be signs of distress. Since students tend to turn to their parents when it comes to making important decisions, your suggestions regarding reaching out to resources for assistance can be very influential. The following information describes signs that can be indications of distress, suggestions on how to respond effectively when your student approaches you with problems, how to make an effective referral and information about CAPS as an important resource on campus.