Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Health, Human Services and Public Policy


Collaborative Health and Human Services

First Advisor

Kim Judson


Monarch Services is a nonprofit organization that primarily serves survivors of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Human Trafficking, in the Santa Cruz County. The agency mission statement is to live free from violence and abuse. The macro-level problem is survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking have an increased risk of trauma symptoms. The micro-level problem is survivors of these traumatic experiences who live at the Mariposa House lack self-care. The purpose of this project is to create a curriculum and deliver an educational intervention for the Mariposa House residents to increase an awareness and ability to practice self-care activities. The findings showed individuals who participated in the workshop found it to be helpful to learn about self-care, individuals found the activities to be grounding. Some recommendations include the activities to be child friendly, find a time where all residents can participate, and having a set schedule for the workshops.