An estimated 200,000 college students, or 2% of all college students in the United States, are undocumented immigrants. Undocumented students experience greater anxiety and stress compared to their peers and face unique challenges that can jeopardize completion of their education. WSU researchers have developed a self-help workbook, Making DREAMs Come True: A Workbook to Help DREAMers Thrive in College to help undocumented students gain psychological resilience in facing their unique challenges. This workbook is based on years of research by Dr. Paul Kwon and his team, and has been tested and validated at WSU. Filled with anecdotes and hands-on exercises, the workbook provides guidance in increasing hope for the future, translating values into goals and action, overcoming obstacles, expanding one’s social network, overcoming negative thoughts about social interactions, becoming more emotionally wise, and dealing effectively with discrimination.
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