Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)


Human Development & Family Science

First Advisor

Christi Cervantes


Teaching immigrant parents about mental health awareness is vital for the Latino community because of the lack and high barriers for them to obtain resources on mental health. The immigrant parents have a background in English studies at the Watsonville adult school and Cabrillo College in Watsonville, California. The immigrant parents are from Mexico, and they are from different states in Mexico. Many immigrant parents have language barriers that prevent them from communicating and accessing mental health resources in the community to support them. Cultural competency can affect the misdiagnosis of mental health illnesses and education. Additionally, immigrant parents' status brings more challenges that can increase mental health issues such as anxiety and depression. In the development of the curriculum implementation for the project, there was an inadequacy of knowledge to address mental health awareness in the population of Latinos. The lack of information led to the designing of a workshop for a group of five parents who are immigrants. They will learn a one-lesson seminar to teach them about awareness of mental health issues. The workshop will provide indicators and symptoms related to mental health issues, recognize general vocabulary about mental health, and provide resources in their community.