Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)


Health, Human Services and Public Policy


Collaborative Health and Human Services

First Advisor

Kim Judson


Taylor Farms Center for Learning (TFCFL) is an afterschool program, which is located in East Salinas, serving primarily 76% of Hispanic and Latino children and families. Providing various programs to break down barriers for children to experience success. Every year in the United States, up to 20% of children and youth experience a mental, emotional, or behavioral disorder but nearly half of all children receive no mental health services. Due to this few agency-sponsored services address this health issue and TFCFL wants to make sure they are offering the right kind of services for their community. This research project will be documenting information on mental health and counseling services at TFCFL. Implemented through a staff and volunteer questionnaire, which will gather data on their knowledge about mental health. The purpose for this project is to gather information on this particular problem. The expected outcome of this research project is to have a better understanding on the staff’s knowledge on addressing any encounter with these this health issues.