Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Health, Human Services and Public Policy


Collaborative Health and Human Services


Salinas High School, within the Salinas High School Union district, implements the Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS) initiative through the PBIS office on campus, working firsthand with students in the school's community. PBIS upholds a set of clear, positive behavior expectations to guide student behavior in the classroom environment while serving students who need extra support academically or emotionally. The SHS virtual wellness center webpage is for students, faculty, and parents to utilize, offering convenient access to mental health-related resources. Contesting barriers to access of mental health resources at Salinas High School, such as distance learning and lack of knowledge about the resources while simultaneously reducing poor mental health status. For project assessment, participants, including staff and several students, completed a questionnaire with 100% agreement that the virtual wellness center exceeded expectations of providing accessible resources. PBIS may consider continually updating resources to maintain a current and functional webpage.