Sometimes parents and family members need some additional support, too. That's why we established the Parent Warmlineso you have a place to go to address any concerns or issues you may have as the parent of a college student.
At times, engaging one or both of a student's parents in consultation or counseling in order to help the student adjust is important. Both short-term and long-term counseling is available for parents. The parents' relationship to each other and their individual stresses may be discussed, but the focus is on the student and the parent-child interactions. Parents can receive education and guidance on adolescent development, managing emotional and behavioral concerns, helping their children deal with particular stresses, improving parenting skills, setting realistic goals, balancing work and family, single parenting, and step-parenting. The purpose is to better understand and improve child and family functioning.
Consultations are available by calling the Parent Warmline at 301-314-7651 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Parent Warmline is a service of the Counseling Center's University Parent Consultation and Child Evaluation Services.