Chapter 10. Working with Parents and Families of Young Adults

  1. Jerald Kay MD Professor Chair2 and
  2. Victor Schwartz MD University Dean of Students3
  1. Kristine A. Girard MD Associate Chief

Published Online: 6 APR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470686836.ch10

Mental Health Care in the College Community

Mental Health Care in the College Community

How to Cite

Girard, K. A. (2010) Working with Parents and Families of Young Adults, in Mental Health Care in the College Community (eds J. Kay and V. Schwartz), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470686836.ch10

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Psychiatry, Boonshoft School of Medicine, Wright State University, East Medical Plaza, 627 S. Edwin Moses Dr, Dayton, OH 45408, USA

  2. 3

    Yeshiva University, Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 500 W.185th St., New York, NY 10033, USA

Author Information

  1. MIT Medical and Clinical Instruction of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, E23-368, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, E23-368, Cambridge, MA 02139-4301, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 APR 2010
  2. Published Print: 9 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470746189

Online ISBN: 9780470686836



  • working with parents, families of young adults;
  • adjustment to college - providing normal developmental opportunity for young adults;
  • serious mental illnesses - schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, substance use disorders;
  • generational attitudes - formed as historical events;
  • baby boomers - optimistic, political, respect experience, live to work, want recognition;
  • generation X - incorporating cynicism, pragmatism, self-reliance


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Young adult development

  • Generational effects

  • The baby boomers

  • Generation X

  • The millennial generation

  • Privacy standards in higher education

  • Influence of case law on privacy

  • Privacy meets generational attitudes

  • Privacy in the transition from secondary schools to higher education

  • The risk management team

  • Health insurance

  • Family therapy in the university health service

  • Required medical withdrawal

  • Behavioral problems in the residential community

  • Mental health prevention

  • Crisis management

  • Conclusion

  • References