Capstone Project (Open Access)
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Health, Human Services and Public Policy
Collaborative Health and Human Services
The Salinas Union High School District has 16,000 students enrolled in grades 7th-12th. Positive Behavior Intervention and Support Program (PBIS) is a comprehensive and preventative approach to discipline, with a main goal of decreasing unwanted student behavior in schools. Although domestic violence and suicide are two major issues affecting adolescents, there is little discussion about these topics in school. A lesson plan was presented to 347 students during advisory about Senate Bill 972 and Senate Bill 316. The purpose of this lesson plan was to create awareness about the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and the National Domestic Violence Hotline. The expected outcome is that students can seek help if needed. 33.1% of the students stated feeling comfortable calling the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline if needed. 35.7% of the students stated feeling comfortable calling the Domestic Violence Hotline if needed. 42.2% of the students stated feeling confident about knowing the resources available to them.
Martinez, Alet, "Domestic Violence and Suicide Prevention Awareness Lesson Plan" (2021). Capstone Projects and Master's Theses. 993.