Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Health, Human Services and Public Policy


Collaborative Health & Human Services

First Advisor

Thomas Rogers


Greenfield High School (GRHS) is a public school located in Greenfield California. Within the counseling department, the following services are provided: Four-year planning, college and career counseling, academic counseling, check-ins, transitioning eighth-grade students, and socio-emotional referrals. Greenfield High School offers services to about 1,384 students which are predominantly Hispanic students. The problem being addressed in GRHS is the lack of accessible behavioral health resources and the amount of time given to each student when connecting them to resources. The “Greenfield High School Counseling Department: Behavioral Health Resources” capstone project provides a more efficient way to refer students to mental health resources. The project consists of a binder folder with accessible behavioral health resources, general resources, online services, an educational pamphlet on mental health, and a needs form for the counselor to collect data and information on the student. The desired outcome of this project is for the GRHS counselors to successfully utilize the folder created for students with socio-emotional concerns, and to connect students with resources efficiently and in a timely manner. In order for Greenfield High School to address the issue at hand they would need to keep the additional data from the project and present the findings to their district in order to meet the recommended ratio of students to counselors.