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ERIC Number: ED012070
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Sep
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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PREVENTIVE ACTION IN COLLEGE MENTAL HEALTH.
BARGER, BEN
THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA HAS BEEN DEVELOPING PROGRAMS TO STUDY AND PREVENT THE EMOTIONAL STRESS EXPERIENCED BY STUDENTS WHEN THEY MAKE THE TRANSITION FROM HOME TO COLLEGE. A UNIVERSITY MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM WHICH IS PREVENTION-ORIENTED HAS BEEN DEVELOPED. THE PROJECT PROPOSED IN THIS PAPER IS AN INTENSIVE STUDY OF THE TRANSITIONAL EXPERIENCES, STRESSES, AND RESULTING BEHAVIORS OF FRESHMEN AND TRANSFER STUDENTS. THE STUDY WILL LEAD TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF ORIENTATION PROGRAMS AND COUNSELING PROGRAMS TO MEET THE NEEDS OF ENTERING STUDENTS. INTERVIEWS WITH APPROXIMATELY 300 STUDENTS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA ARE PLANNED TO DETERMINE THE INDEXES OF EMOTIONAL VULNERABILITY. THE INDEXES ESTABLISHED WILL BE USED FOR THE SELECTION OF MEASURING INSTRUMENTS AND CONTINUED CROSS VALIDATION OF EMOTIONAL PROBLEMS FOUND. WORKSHOPS FOR COUNSELORS OF HIGH SCHOOLS AND JUNIOR COLLEGES WILL FOLLOW TO GIVE THE COUNSELORS AN OPPORTUNITY TO INTERVIEW STUDENTS AND DISCOVER WAYS OF PREPARING THEM FOR THE TRANSITIONAL EXPERIENCES. A SUMMER ORIENTATION PROGRAM FOR PARENTS AND STUDENTS ON READINESS FOR COLLEGE IS ALSO PLANNED. EVALUATION OF THE STUDY AND THE INSTITUTED PROGRAMS THROUGH SUBSEQUENT STUDENT INTERVIEWS AND COUNSELOR WORKSHOPS IS THE FINAL PHASE OF THE PROPOSED PROJECT. (NS)
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Authoring Institution: Florida Univ., Gainesville.
Identifiers: Florida (Gainesville); National Institute of Mental Health; UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA