Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Health, Human Services and Public Policy


Collaborative Health and Human Services


CASA of Monterey County provides advocates to the foster children who are in the CASA program. The number of children ending up in foster care is increasing, and neglect was found to be one of the top reasons that children are placed into foster care. CASA of Monterey County recognizes this issue and implemented the “Child Neglect Awareness Educational Workshop.” This workshop taught parents about child neglect, in order to prevent them from neglecting their children. This educational workshop was held at University Park Elementary School and participants were a group of Hispanic parents, since Hispanics/Latinos have the highest rate of child neglect in Monterey County. In addition, a pre/post survey was handed out in the educational workshop. Data was collected and analyzed to determine the effectiveness of the educational workshop. Thereby, it is recommended that CASA of Monterey County should continue implementing more educational workshops in the Monterey County to parents in the community to prevent children from going into the foster care system.