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College

Report: Making Space for Mental Health on Campus [downloadable]

With guidance from Mental Health America, the Collegiate Mental Health Innovation Council (CMHIC) is made up of students and recent graduates who are finding new ways to make a difference in their communities. Read more ›

How To Do Well (And Be Happy!) In College

You’ve signed up for classes, you’ve learned your way around campus — and now, you’ve got to make sure you survive all the way to graduation. Read more ›

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Talking With Your College-Bound Young Adult About Alcohol [downloadable]

TalkingAboutAlcoholSAMHSA559Young adults still need and value their parents’ guidance as they make decisions about their future. One of these decisions will be about alcohol use at college—and parents represent the best source of advice on the issue. Read more ›

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College Transition: Mitigating the Slippery Slide of Summer Melt

collegetransition557Summertime is synonymous with melting and we can all envision a delicious ice cream cone quickly melting as we hurry to eat it before it becomes a puddle. Unfortunately, there’s another kind of melt that can happen over the summer that needs our collective attention: “summer melt”. Read more ›

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EdRev Expo 2019 Workshop: Cultivating an Empowered Transition—An Integrative Approach to College Success [presentation]

College life requires young adults to have advanced self-awareness, self-regulation, and problem solving skills to handle the multitude of demands and tasks in their new setting. Presenter Jared Leaderman, PhD, introduces research-based approaches to build and solidify the skills that can empower students to creatively work through obstacles to reach their academic and personal goals. Read more ›

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EdRev Expo 2019 Workshop: The College Support Services Buffet—Skills for Identifying and Using Services [presentation] [video]

Students transitioning from high school to post secondary education often struggle to disclose they have an LD and make use of college support services, resulting in educational derailment. Adam Lalor, PhD , and Tabitha Mancini, Director of Customer Relations and Outreach at LandMark College, discuss the types of support services available to students in college, frequent challenges faced by students with LDs seeking services, and what they can do prior to entering college to prepare to better access the support services available. Read more ›

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Gen Z Takeover: As Demand for Mental Health Services Grows, Colleges Give Students New Tools

mental health support 473Four in 10 incoming college freshmen in the fall of 2016 reported feeling “overwhelmed” by their responsibilities, compared to 28% in 2000, according to research from the Higher Education Research Institute. Read more ›

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Helping Students with Dyslexia Prepare for the ACT

dyslexia459The ACT test determines a student’s college placement and funding opportunities. Because it is a reading test, students with language-based learning difficulties need extra preparation and accommodations to do well. It may be uncomfortable to be the one who finally points out that an older student is struggling with reading, but it has to be done. Read more ›

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14 Must-Have Life Skills for Teens

teen451If you’re wondering how your teen will survive on their own, don’t worry too much — chances are your child is a lot more capable than you think. Even so, now is a good time to teach your teen a few practical skills that will leave both of you feeling a little more confident about your offspring’s readiness to leave the nest. Read more ›

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Community Town Hall: Why the College Admissions News Hits Home: Stress, Anxiety and How to Help Your Kids [video]

The recent news about college admissions was deeply troubling to CHC and to the community because it amplifies the culture of stress around admissions and reinforces the stigma attached to learning differences and accommodations, leaving parents concerned that their kids’ evaluations won’t be taken seriously any more. Read more ›

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