“Self-determination” refers to a person’s ability to identify and achieve goals that are important to them. Research tells us that students who are more self-determined do better academically, graduate sooner, move into careers more effectively, and enjoy greater independence and happiness than less self-determined peers. Over the past few years, more and more college students (with and without disabilities) have experienced mental health issues such as anxiety and depression. The pandemic has made it more challenging than ever for students to become self-determined. A team of national experts have come together to write Becoming Self-Determined: Practical Strategies for a Changing World. This “COVID update” on how parents, faculty and staff members can help students become more self-determined in these challenging times. The authors include CRG’s very own Dr. David Parker and Dr. Anna Merrill! To order this book and the larger book that inspired it, click here.
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