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ERIC Number: EJ1280389
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1068-3844
Coping with Fear: Counselors Achieving Professional Growth in Working with DACA/DREAMers, Immigration, & Refugees
Whitehead, Suzanne A.; Hernandez, Virginia Montero; Whitehead, Taylor
Multicultural Education, v27 n3-4 p17-24 Spr-Sum 2020
There has been a tremendous increase in the debate regarding who should be allowed to move to the United States, for how long, where persons may come from, and if they should become rightful citizens. This article focuses on a study that was conducted at a university in the western U.S. The purpose was to investigate current counselor education students' and recent graduates' experiences in counseling recipients of benefits under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)/Development, Relief, and Education for Minors (DREAM) Act, legal/illegal immigrants, and refugees. The study highlighted fledging counselors' ethnocentric phenomenological worldviews of how they discovered the best ways to assist and support their clients in coping with these difficult issues, while grappling with their own personal struggles, many of whom were DACA recipients themselves.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Development Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act; Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
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