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For Parents


New Website:

We have been made aware of a new website that was created by a joint collaboration between the American Psychiatric Foundation and the Jed Foundation. It's called, "The Transition Year" - as the name implies it focuses on transitional issues for both students and parents. For more information, visit:

The Transition Year

Here are a few more helpful websites for you to consider:

  • Tips For Helping Students Recovering from Traumatic Events
  • Transitioning from High School to College Academics
  • 5 Ways for College Students to Survive Being Homesick
  • Managing Your Anxiety about H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu)
  • A Resource Guide For Families Dealing With Mental Illness

    Suggested Reading List for Family Members:

    Empty Nest...Full Heart: The journey from Home to College written by Andrea VanSteenhouse, Ph.D.

    Letting Go: A Parentts Guide to Understanding the College Years written by Karen Levin Coburn and Madge Lawrence Treeger

    When Kids Go to College: A Parents Guide to Changing Relationships written by Barbara M. Newman and Philip Newman



    Counseling is available free of charge to all degree seeking students at Hope College.