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Karen Kirkpatrick
Office Manager

Ph: (540) 464-7667
Fax: (540) 464-7025
Email Cadet Counseling

Monday - Friday 8:00 - 4:30

Center for Cadet Counseling
Virginia Military Institute
2nd Floor VMI Health Center
Lexington, VA  24450

 Resources for Parents & Family Members of VMI Cadets

Thank you for visiting. As a parent of a VMI cadet, it is important to be informed and know your resources. Below you will find resources on helping a distressed cadet, helping your child transition to life at college, and things you can do now to help introduce your child to the challenges they will face at VMI.

Confidentiality and Your Cadet 

How and When to Refer a Cadet (Link Coming Soon)
As a parent, it can be hard to know how to encourage your child to seek help before a problem becomes debilitating. Here you will find some information on when it is appropriate to refer your cadet to the Center for Cadet Counseling.

Helping a Distressed Cadet 

The Transition Year (This is a website to help parents and incoming students prepare for transitioning into College Life)


Prefer to Pick Up a Good Book?

Hey, the web isn't for everybody. Here are a few good books to pick up:
- "Letting Go: A Parents' Guide to Understanding the College Years" by Karen L. Coburn and Madge L. Treeger. Want to preview it first? Look at the Barnes & Nobles review here.

- "Don't Tell Me What To Do, Just Send Money: The Essential Parenting Guide to the College Years" by Helen E. Johnson 
     and Christine Schelhas-Miller (preview the book here through Barnes and Noble)