Caring for a child while attending college can present unique challenges — that’s why a new support group from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Counseling and Psychological Services will offer encouragement and education to parenting students who are working toward a degree.
Intended for students of all levels and genders, the group will focus on providing collaborative support and feedback from peers while weekly connecting student parents through discussion of parenting skills and experiences. Sessions begin Feb. 8.
In addition to this support group, CAPS offers therapy groups for undergraduates, graduates, graduate women, graduate women of color, undergraduate BIPOC students, international students and those working through disordered eating and body image concerns.
All CAPS support and therapy groups are free to students who have paid student fees.
Students interested in the Students with Children Support Group should call CAPS at 402-472-7450 and ask to speak with Kristin Jagels, the group’s facilitator. Those interested in group therapy sessions should call to schedule an appointment with a counselor. Through an initial conversation, the counselor will ensure the therapy group meets individual student needs to help establish positive dynamics for the best group experience.
“We know that group therapy experiences help students work through life’s challenges,” said Tricia Besett-Alesch, director of CAPS. “One hundred percent of students attending groups last fall shared that they found the group supportive. Additionally, 97% say they’d recommend the group therapy experience to a friend.”
For more information on CAPS services call 402-472-7450.