Vistas Online 2016

VISTAS Online is an innovative publication produced for ACA by Dr. Garry R. Walz and Dr. Jeanne C. Bleuer of Counseling Outfitters, LLC. Its purpose is to provide a means of capturing the ideas, information and experiences generated by the annual ACA Conference and selected ACA Division Conferences. Papers on a program or practice that has been validated through research or experience may also be submitted. This digital collection of peer-reviewed articles is authored by counselors, for counselors. VISTAS Online contains the full text of over 900 proprietary counseling articles published from 2004 to 2017.


School Counselors Working With Undocumented Students

Stephaney S. Morrison, Cynthia T. Walley, Carolina P. Perez, Sarai Rodriquez, Indra Halladeen, and Vanessa Burdier


Undocumented students and their families constitute a large segment of the U.S. population. Research has shown that these students face many obstacles, especially as it relates to their academic, socio-emotional and career/college advancement. The authors discuss the various obstacles faced by undocumented students as they pursue public K–12 education and college access. School counselors are critical to undocumented students’ success; therefore, the authors describe several strategies to use when working with this population.

Keywords: undocumented students, immigrant families, college/career access, immigrants’ academic and socio-emotional issues

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