CAPS Information for Parents

Watching your student head to college for the first time is exciting and can also come with some challenges and anxieties. Many families struggle with the challenge of giving a student the freedom to make decisions independently, while also continuing to provide support and guidance for the potential issue's students face at school. When the challenges stray beyond the typical roommate skirmishes and academic difficulties, the distinction between active support and overactive support may seem unclear. Parents may reach out to our office with any concerns at (203) 932-7333.

Privacy Rights

Counseling and Psychological Services abides by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA). For more information, please visit the following websites:

Additional Resources

  • Jed Foundation: Tools and advice to help parents talk to their children about emotional issues, understand the resources available on campus and identify the warning signs of mental illness and suicide.
  • Transition Year: An online resource center that helps students and their families focus on emotional health before, during and after the college transition.