As parents or family members beyond Brown, you are critical partners in supporting students. Given how well you likely know an individual student, you may be the very first to begin to perceive changes in behavior, note signs of distress, or experience a feeling of concern.
We hope the information on this site will be helpful to you as well as to faculty and students on campus. We encourage you to use the SHOULD I BE CONCERNED and WHAT CAN I DO sections of this website, and to communicate with your student directly about your concern, encouraging them to take advantage of University resources.
We also encourage you to connect with key University support resources to assist you in making a referral or to seek consultation about how to help your student. Consider especially:
- Deans in Student Support Services -- (401) 863-3145
- Counseling and Psychological Services -- (401) 863-3476.
Counseling and Psychological Services has information for Parents and Families, including tips for referring your student to their services. Changes in CAPS services have decreased wait time, increased speed of access and introduced more flexible options. including Let's Talk.
- The Office of the Chaplains and Religious Life -- (401) 863-2344
- Immediate, life threatening emergencies should be directed to Brown Public Safety -- (401) 863-4111
Please also consult the Parents & Families website at Brown for additional information, including: