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Course Description

The University of Minnesota’s Parent Program, Department of Family Social Science, and University Extension have partnered to bring you the Seminar for Parents: Alcohol Use on Campus. Parents are critical in students' adjustment to college, and therefore key in helping young people to be successful in college. This course is designed to provide you with resources, information, support, and education to support your student and your family during the college adjustment process.

Course Objectives

  1. To develop a realistic understanding of normative college student development.
  2. To develop skills for talking with your college student about challenging issues.
  3. To develop skills for guiding your student and not ruling your student.
  4. To develop skills for accessing resources for yourself, your family, and your student.
  5. To develop skills necessary to respond to a crisis.

Course Expectations

Although no part of this course is required, it is expected that you will participate to the best of your ability, that you will learn and grow as a parent, and that you will engage in this course to best meet your needs.

Course Activities

  1. Read and consider research-based information.
  2. There are discussion questions throughout this course. We hope that you will take the time to consider the discussion questions and share your thoughts experiences with others in your family.
  3. Read quotes from real students and parents.
  4. There is an evaluation at the end of this course. Please take the time to complete the evaluation. Your input is invaluable, and we look forward to learning from you how to improve this course.