Declining Student Resilience: A Serious Problem for Colleges
Some great thoughts on the idea of resiliency and college students. Note: For those of us in Canada College in the United States means both University and College for us up north.
Students are increasingly seeking help for, and apparently having emotional crises over, problems of everyday life.
I have done a considerable amount of reading and research in recent months on the topic of resilience in college students. Our students are no different from what is being reported across the country on the state of late adolescence/early adulthood. There has been an increase in diagnosable mental health problems, but there has also been a decrease in the ability of many young people to manage the everyday bumps in the road of life. Whether we want it or not, these students are bringing their struggles to their teachers and others on campus who deal with students on a day-to-day basis. The lack of resilience is interfering with the academic mission of the University and is thwarting the emotional and personal development of students.
I am seeing the same loss of resiliency in High School Students as well as Elementary Students. Love to hear peoples thoughts on this.
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