Transitioning to college is an exciting, emotional and often challenging time for both young adults and parents. YES Community Counseling Center’s BRIDGES Program and Massapequa Takes Action Coalition are hosting Transitioning to College, a FREE workshop for parents and graduating high school seniors transitioning to college this fall. The program is on Wednesday, July 13th from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at YES Community Counseling Center, 152 Center Lane, Levittown. The purpose is to empower young adults to navigate the challenges of starting college and assist parents during this sensitive milestone.
The evening will kick off with a panel of speakers addressing young adult social/emotional growth and common college transition issues. Next, The Safe Center LI will focus on creating healthy relationships, including sexual assault prevention. The final part of the program offers a choice of workshops from study skills to match one's learning style to what college students should know about drugs and alcohol. A separate parent discussion will focus on ways to support their child's transition to college. Naloxone training will also be offered to both parents and young adults. Spanish translation services will be available for parent sessions. The College Transition program is also supported by YES Community Counseling Center’s PACT Initiative. To register online, visit www.bridgesyes.org.
YES’ BRIDGES program is funded through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to support youth (ages 17 to 25) struggling with substance use and mental health concerns. BRIDGES is a mobile program for young adults that provides prevention, intervention, early treatment, recovery support, referral and access to wrap-around services. For more information, contact Caryn Sawyer at firstname.lastname@example.org (516) 719-0313 x218.