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1 The Staff of the Counseling Center Miles Annas Student Services Building Counseling.Appstate.edu

2 The Staff of the Counseling Center Miles Annas Student Services Building Counseling.Appstate.edu

3 Overview of Presentation Things that you can do now, through the first few months of college, to assist your child’s transition into college. Becoming aware of the developmental tasks of college students in order to assist them throughout their years in college.

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7 Managing the transition from home Recognize the emotional impact of leaving Acknowledge the changes they will confront Communicate Talk about What If’s Let them know you can tolerate negativity

8 How to help from home… Coach from sidelines Ask Questions Keep in Contact Listen and Empower Continue to communicate what is going on in your own lives

9 Developmental Tasks of College Students Developing Identity & Learning About Roles Preparing for an Occupation/Career Preparing for Marriage and Family Acquiring their own set of Values

10 Noticing Changes Change in Behavior (sleep, appetite, substance use, studying, class attendance) Loss of Interest in activities that were pleasurable Isolation Talk of Suicide or Death

11 Counseling Center Services Individual & Group Counseling Walk-in Clinic Crisis Services Presentations and Workshops Consultation Referral Wellness Center – Nutrition, Alcohol/Drug Counseling, Smoking Cessation, etc. **All services are Free to students

12 Special Features of the Counseling Center Website Links to Self-Help Information Guided Relaxation On-line Screenings Depression Alcohol Eating Disorders Anxiety / Post Traumatic Stress

13 Why Students Like Counseling They feel better about themselves They are better able to cope with problems 70% say counseling helped them increase their involvement at Appalachian 89% say counseling helped improve their grades

14 Thank You! Counseling Center


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