Title of Presentation Proposal

Hispanic Migrant Students: CAMP and Mental Well-Being

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Abstract

Migrant populations are at high risk for developing poor mental health outcomes and high levels of stress. Examining intervention programs geared towards improving mental well-being in migrant populations is crucial. This poster presentation reviews six studies that examined the impact College Assistant Migrant Program (CAMP) had on the psychological well-being of Hispanic migrant students in higher education. Four qualitative and two quantitative research studies were identified and reviewed from years 2005 through 2012. Results indicated that CAMP made a positive impact on the mental well-being in migrant students attending a higher education institution across the United States. Through the services offered by CAMP, many participants narrated their experiences as migrant students and how they benefited from the program. Results showed CAMP was beneficial in reducing anxiety, improving perceptions of learning, increasing personal growth initiative, helping students learn how to be successful in college, and in attaining academic achievement. Based on previous limitations, a quantitative and validated research design that investigates how CAMP impacts migrant student’s coping strategies, stress levels, and depression should be conducted. Findings from this literature review support the implementation of counseling migrant intervention programs that contribute and expand the counseling field.

Start Date

4-13-2013 8:30 AM

End Date

4-13-2013 9:20 AM

Location

Commons Area - 1st Floor

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Hispanic Migrant Students: CAMP and Mental Well-Being

Commons Area - 1st Floor

Migrant populations are at high risk for developing poor mental health outcomes and high levels of stress. Examining intervention programs geared towards improving mental well-being in migrant populations is crucial. This poster presentation reviews six studies that examined the impact College Assistant Migrant Program (CAMP) had on the psychological well-being of Hispanic migrant students in higher education. Four qualitative and two quantitative research studies were identified and reviewed from years 2005 through 2012. Results indicated that CAMP made a positive impact on the mental well-being in migrant students attending a higher education institution across the United States. Through the services offered by CAMP, many participants narrated their experiences as migrant students and how they benefited from the program. Results showed CAMP was beneficial in reducing anxiety, improving perceptions of learning, increasing personal growth initiative, helping students learn how to be successful in college, and in attaining academic achievement. Based on previous limitations, a quantitative and validated research design that investigates how CAMP impacts migrant student’s coping strategies, stress levels, and depression should be conducted. Findings from this literature review support the implementation of counseling migrant intervention programs that contribute and expand the counseling field.