Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Health, Human Services and Public Policy


Social Work

First Advisor

Ignacio Navarro


The United States is experiencing an increasing number of youth suffering from high levels of stress. This capstone project was implemented at Rancho San Juan High School (RSJHS). This newly built public high school is located in the far northside of Salinas, CA. The purpose of the capstone project was to support RSJHS’ Wellness Center to provide students with counseling services that can help them academically, emotionally, and socio-economically by addressing barriers of inefficiencies in access to services. Specifically, the project consisted of the development of a standardized intake process for the intervention specialist. A standardized intake form was created and implemented. The form is the foundation for a standardized intake process. The expected outcome of this project is to create organization within all the intervention specialists on campus. The assessment results suggest that form was in fact a big asset for the intervention specialists, and was the start of creating structure within the agency. The next steps the agency can take is to propose this new process at a district level, to ensure all intervention specialists have the same process.