Exploring Campus Mental Health Support Systems
Advance planning can help ensure your child has pre-arranged access to the best mental health professionals and services for their particular needs. One of the wisest steps you can take is to identify and actively touch base with the people your child may need to have in their network of support before they’re needed.
Learn more about your campus disability center: the services provided; caseload per student; academic accommodations they can provide -- such as extra time on exams, priority registration or a reduced course load – and whether their policy is to contact the parents if there is a problem.
Your family’s advance planning allows the campus counseling center sufficient time to help you identify the right mental health professional for your child and to get the proper documentation in place to properly support him.
If you choose not to do this, you may discover getting these types of issues resolved can take days or even weeks, potentially impairing your child’s ability to receive the help he or she deserves when it is truly needed.
Login to My Transition Year to use our interactive contact form to collect information on relevant campus services and export it as a PDF or Outlook file.
Don’t wait for your child to begin school! Contact the school at the time of enrollment to inquire about their specific policies regarding parental contact about their child’s emotional health issues.
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