Tips for Families

Extra Tips for Family Members

Expect Change. Your student is experiencing many new and different situations. His/her world now involves developing and nurturing new friendships, adapting and practicing productive study skills, learning to effectively communicate with peers, professors, and other campus leaders, and so many more challenges.

Because of these developmental challenges, it is very important to maintain regular communication with your student. Even as they become more and more independent, they still need your support. E-mail and phone calls are way to stay in touch. If you are ever concerned about the way they "sound", allow room in the conversation for them to share what's happening for them. Help guide them to appropriate campus resources and if needed, you may call us to help guide you in that process.

Allow for open and honest communication. Your student is trying out a lot of new strategies. Give him/her room to learn and grow. They will not always make perfect decisions. But, they will learn from their choices.

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Contact Us

Personal Counseling Center
Campus location: Marguerite Hall, 1st FL
Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Evening Hours by Appointment
Phone: (716) 829-7819
Kim Zittel, LMHC, NCC
Director, Personal Counseling Center
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
National Certified Counselor
Isabel Molina, APRN BC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Resources

  • Campus Ministry

    Our campus ministers are available for spiritual counseling and support
    Read more

  • Health Center

    The D'Youville College Health Center provides information, health counseling, and emergency treatment.
    Read more

  • Concerned?

    If you know a student who seems to be in trouble or may potentially harm themselves, report it to the Students of Concern Committee.
    Read more

  • Disabled?

    D'Youville's Disability Services Office can find you the resources you need for academic success.
    Read more

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