Location

Room 144B, Chamberlain Student Center

Start Date

13-2-2019 11:00 AM

End Date

13-2-2019 12:00 PM

Description

Being a first-generation student can feel like a very solitary experience. This secluded feeling can be exasperated if the student’s network of support does not feel supportive to them. In many instances family and friends, whom a first generation student may rely on for support, may actually be causing additional stress due to their own unfamiliarity with the college experience. We as advisors must create an environment that incorporates education for the whole family in order for the student to gain the autonomy needed to pursue their passions and be successful. This discussion-based session will incorporate real world examples and best practices. We will cover how to educate both students and family members on higher education as a whole, improve familial communication, and encourage family advocacy for their student.

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Feb 13th, 11:00 AM Feb 13th, 12:00 PM

Educating the Whole Family: Best Practices for Advising First-Generation Students

Room 144B, Chamberlain Student Center

Being a first-generation student can feel like a very solitary experience. This secluded feeling can be exasperated if the student’s network of support does not feel supportive to them. In many instances family and friends, whom a first generation student may rely on for support, may actually be causing additional stress due to their own unfamiliarity with the college experience. We as advisors must create an environment that incorporates education for the whole family in order for the student to gain the autonomy needed to pursue their passions and be successful. This discussion-based session will incorporate real world examples and best practices. We will cover how to educate both students and family members on higher education as a whole, improve familial communication, and encourage family advocacy for their student.