As Decision Day looms, your college-bound son or daughter may have many exciting plans in place. Did he pick a roommate? Is she already shopping for must-haves to decorate her dorm room? Is he busy looking through course offerings and putting together a challenging schedule?
Hopefully, you’ve answered yes to these questions. But, here’s one question you may not have thought through completely… is he or she emotionally ready for college?
In a recent New York Times article, Alina Tugend explains “emotional readiness for college.” Students who are emotionally ready to leave the nest will be well-prepared for success. And, those who aren’t? They may face issues which “can lead to students’ lives’ unraveling.”
According to a recent survey of 1,500 college students conducted by the Jed Foundation, a nonprofit group that works to protect the emotional and mental health of students, the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, and the Jordan Porco Foundation, which aims to prevent suicide among students, a whopping 2 out 3 students said that they felt emotionally unprepared for college life.
If you have a son or daughter who will be leaving home for the first time this fall (or in a few years), please attend the FREE “College Preparedness from a Mental Health Perspective Workshop.” This is an open discussion, forum-style with psychotherapist Ken Brick, LCSW. Registration for this free event closes April 10, 2018. Space is limited.
Monday, April 16, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Back to Basics Learning Dynamics
6 Stone Hill Road, Wilmington, DE 19803
Ken Brick, LCSW is psychotherapist with over 20 years of experience. In addition to working with anxieties, depressions, traumas of all types, grief, couples and family conflicts Ken has developed a “sub specialty” in working with adolescents. He has had frequent contacts with colleges and universities throughout the country, helping advise about teen adjustment to college life. He has advised students and families from University of Delaware, Goucher, Franklin & Marshall, Yale and numerous others.
About Back to Basics Learning Dynamics, Inc. in Delaware
Back to Basics offers 1-on-1 tutoring in 60+ subjects, professional development, translating and interpreting in 21 languages, speech therapy, occupational therapy, behavior specialists, reading specialists, paras, ELL services, homebound services, RTI support, psycho-educational testing and test prep. We also offer summer school and educational summer camps, original credit and credit recovery, along with unique enrichment options such as music, art and photography. Plus, Back to Basics Private School is Delaware’s only Department of Education approved 1-on-1 Private School for K-12.