A Small Counseling Group for First Generation Immigrant Latino/a High School Students Experiencing Acculturation Stress

For first-generation Latino/a immigrant high school students, acculturation stress is common. Research shows the effects that Latino/a students experience when they move, one effect being experiencing acculturative stress. The purpose of this graduate project is to design a seven-week small group curriculum for professional school counselors to facilitate for first-generation immigrant Latino/a high school students experiencing acculturative stress. By having professional school counselors facilitate this small group, they will better assist students express themselves in a small group and society. It is hoped that group members will decrease social anxiety, improve communication skills and improve school success.