This website provides you with valuable information and resources to help you talk to your daughter about alcohol as she prepares to come to our campus, including:

  • Facts about the drinking culture at CSM.
  • Suggestions for successful communication about alcohol use.
  • Ways to strengthen your relationship.

Research has found that parents can have a powerful influence on their daughters’ successful transition to college life. All it takes is communication. Talk to your daughters before they come to CSM, and keep talking to them while they’re here.

You as parents have already done a great job helping your daughters make better choices. However, your responsibility doesn’t stop just because they’re heading to school. Studies have shown that college students give parents a great deal of credit for guiding them towards less drinking or refraining from drinking. Your input matters — and helps keep CSM a trendsetter in students’ responsible use of alcohol.

When young adults begin their college experience in Nebraska, they’ll be facing a number of life changes and new experiences from:

  • Managing finances,
  • Attending class,
  • Balancing academics with social activities, and
  • Including whether or not to drink alcohol.

You can help them during this transition by communicating your expectations and encouraging them to think through the outcomes of different choices.

Parents can also have an impact on the misperceptions of college life, including alcohol use, while providing information about resources available to their student on campus.
Power of Parenting at the University of Nebraska - Omaha was developed with support from the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety, the Nebraska Prevention Center for Alcohol & Drug Abuse and in part by Grant #93.243 under the Strategic Prevention Framework-Partnership for Success Grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Center for Substance Abuse Prevention through the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services and Region 6 Behavioral Healthcare, College of Education and Human Sciences at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.