Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)


Health, Human Services and Public Policy

First Advisor

Andrea Ibessaine


Hispanic or Latino non-speaking English Parents are not familiarized with the different types of drugs in the community. Various studies have indicated that San Benito County teenager that suffer from drug and alcohol are at-risk of being truant, dropping school, or becoming criminals. This project aimed to address a Drug prevention intervention class in Spanish to target the population of non-speaking English parents. The majority of non-speaking English parents are not familiarized with the culture or laws in the United States. The project was implemented by the Juvenile Division of San Benito County Probation Department in collaboration with Youth Alliance. The implementation method was a PowerPoint presentation in Spanish for Spanish speaking parents. Parents were asked to fill out a pre and post survey and data was collected. An activity was created at the end of the presentation where all parents participated. The most important result is that parents were able to learn about the different types of drugs affecting teenagers in and the community and received tips on how to help teenagers stay out of drugs. In addition, parents learned the signs to look for in teenagers when they think their teenagers are associated with drugs.

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Social Work Commons