Family Handbook for Talking to College Students About Alcohol

Parents and families are an important part of the college journey.  You will offer support, encouragement, and guidance throughout your student’s time at the University of Kentucky.

 

Alcohol and drug use can have a significant negative impact on a college student’s life and on the campus community.  Research has shown that parents and families can play an important role in influencing this behavior.  We have put together a resource guide to help you, as a parent or family member, in understanding alcohol and drugs on college campuses and having this conversation with your student.

 

Thank you for your interest in the University of Kentucky’s Family Handbook for Talking to College Students about Alcohol.  The guide has been made available by the UK Parent and Family Association and the Office of Student Wellness.  For more information, contact parents@uky.edu.

 

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Get Connected

There are so many resources available on campus to support you and your student at each phase in their journey.

Parent & Family Programming

The UK Parent and Family Association welcomes, educates, and connects parents and family members of UK undergraduate students with the goal of supporting successful student transition, retention, and persistence to graduation. All parents and family members of UK undergraduate students are eligible to join, and membership is free by completing the form at www.uky.edu/joinukpfa. Please contact the Parent and Family Association at parents@uky.edu if you have any questions about your student’s UK experience.

Mental Health & Wellbeing: Help for Parents

Sometimes small changes in behaviors or attitude are the first indicator that a student may need more assistance.  As parents, you often notice these changes before anyone else.  We understand that it can be difficult to know where to refer your student when they have questions or need assistance.  In order to help with this, we have put together several campus resources that help identify offices where you can send or refer your student when they need support.

Counseling Center: Parent & Family Resources

Community of Concern: Parent & Family FAQ

WellKentucky

For a list of commonly used resources, including contact information and a little information about what each office does, please visit our wellkentucky.uky.edu, your student's one stop shop for all things wellness.