The Latino Parents-Learning About College (LaP-LAC) Program: Educational Empowerment of Latino Families Through Psychoeducational Group Work

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
L. DiAnne Borders, Burlington Industries Excellence Professor (Creator)
Laura McLaughlin Gonzalez, Associate Professor (Creator)
Erik M. Hines, Assistant Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Parental involvement is crucial to facilitating a child's high school success and enhancing their post-secondary opportunities. Unfortunately, the ability for Latina/o parents and guardians to engage in parental involvement is hindered by a general lack of familiarity with U.S. educational systems and post-secondary options. With these barriers in mind, the Latino Parents-Learning About College (LaP-LAC) program was developed. The LaP-LAC is a psychoeducational group work experience wherein Latina/o parents with high school-aged children learn to understand the high school curriculum and become more familiar with post-secondary options (including financial aid), in an effort to empower themselves and their families.

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Journal for Specialists in Group Work
Language: English
Date: 2014
college, high school, Latino, parental involvement, psychoeducational

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