Parent Education Series

Next Session: Jan 20

Dr. Harry Shucker. former Vice President of Student Services at Furman University (1985-2007), will do a presentation of the influences of society, technology, and passive versus intentional parenting on the social and emotional development of children, K-12.

During his tenure as Vice President, he supervised the Counseling Center and the Health Services Department as a part of his responsibilities. It was during those years that he noticed a dramatic increase in the number of students seeking counseling as well as in the severity of the emotional difficulties these students were experiencing. Unfortunately, the emotional health and well-being of college students continues to decline as anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts/behaviors continue to rise each year at alarming rates across the spectrum of higher education.

All too often, the students seen in counseling centers have developmental challenges that can begin as early as kindergarten. Mental illness is now the leading cause of disability in children and far exceeds physical disability. This session will reflect on the difficulties now being experienced by college students in an effort to help alleviate the challenges faced by parents who are raising children in the most difficult of times.



Session 1

Brad Pochard

 - Furman University Director of Admissions

 - October 21, 2015

 - 12-1 PM

 - Media Center


Session 2

 - Rick Floyd

 - Information Security Administrator,  Greenville County Schools, 

 - December 9, 2015

 - 12-1 PM

 - Media Center


Session 3

 - Dr. Shucker

 - Senior Consultant for Keeling and Associates

 - Former Vice President of Student Services Furman University

 - January 20, 2016

 - 12-1 PM

 - Media Center.