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A psychoeducational group for limited-English proficient Latino/Latina children

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Jose A. Villalba, Assistant Professor (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Latino /Latina children who are considered to be limited–English proficient may be unwilling participants in unique and difficult personal and school-related experiences. The inherent differences in their native culture and language may lead to special academic placements in English-as-a-second-language programs. Participations in a psychoeducational group may prove beneficial in helping Latino /Latina children deal with their experiences, while offering possible coping strategies for managing potential negative self-concepts and attitudes toward school. A 6-week group counseling intervention is presented for working with limited–English proficient Latino schoolchildren. The intervention may also be useful in nonschool settings.

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Publication
Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 28, 261-276
Language: English
Date: 2003
Keywords
Psychoeducational, Children, Hispanics, Latinos /Latinas, Limited– English-proficient