Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Health, Human Services and Public Policy


Collaborative Health & Human Services


The purpose of this project is to implement a program that will provide emotional resilience support for educators in the Salinas Union High School District. This is a voluntary program designed to support staff through the work of Elena Aguilar. The purpose of this capstone project is for school staff to have that extra support and resources. The problem is classroom teachers do not have the necessary training to deal with students' problems. One contributing factor that relates to the problem is about students experiencing trauma and ACE (adverse childhood experiences) in their lives/community. As a result, they carry more stress and end up leaving the district. Students are then left with substitute teachers or educators who do not have the proper education or experience to provide high-quality teaching. Through Wellness Wednesday emails participants will be provided with learning opportunities to create a healthier lifestyle.