Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Health, Human Services and Public Policy


Collaborative health and human services


Many students who struggle with behavioral and mental health issues have a difficult time succeeding in school. Harden Middle School’s Wellness Center is where students struggling with socioemotional, mental, and behavioral health can come to receive support. The Care & Compassion program was created to address students who have more than five F’s or a zero-grade point average (GPA) and are failing classes at a high rate. A lack of parental and student engagement in distance learning, as well as depression due to isolation caused students to fall behind, fail classes and increased mental health concerns. Therefore, the Care & Compassion team used the Wraparound approach in creating individual plans for families with students struggling underperforming academically due to mental and behavioral health. The data demonstrates the positive impact returning to school had on the students grades and attendance. It also shows the developed relationship parents now have with the school, a reduction in F’s, and increased attendance.