Lucia's Journey of Bridging Two Worlds: Counseling Latinx First-Generation College Students

Angelica M. Tello (University of Houston – Clear Lake, USA)
Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 123
EISBN13: 9781799819974|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-0022-4.ch006
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Lucia is a Latina first-generation college student (FGCS) attending a predominantly white institution, a state university in her hometown, located in a large metropolitan city in the Southern United States. While in her sophomore year, Lucia accessed counseling services on her campus to discuss having difficultly balancing school, work, and home responsibilities. In this chapter, the author discussed the challenges experienced by Latinx FGCS along with the strengths they bring to college settings. In addition, the author utilized the case study of Lucia to discuss her counseling approach for helping Latinx FGCS navigate the terrains of higher education.
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