Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Health, Human Services and Public Policy


Everett Alvarez High School Wellness Center, known as the NEST, provides social/behavioral support to students in Salinas, Ca. During the transition into virtual learning, it became difficult to support the social/behavioral needs of students. As we have worked to adjust to virtual learning and students have had to adjust being home, it became challenging for parents to support their child’s mental health. Based on data collected from the beginning of the academic year of virtual learning through February 2021, the NEST’s requests received nearly doubled. To combat this, we created a virtual presentation showcasing information from research supporting parents in learning techniques to assist their student’s mental health. The goal was to aid parents in understanding how to meet their students' social/behavioral/mental health needs, which was accomplished. Based on data, the continuation of educational presentations provided to the parents by the agency would be beneficial for the community.