BCFS Health and Human Services staff in San Antonio, Del Rio and Kerrville recently participated in the ChildSafe Cardboard Kids Campaign to raise awareness about child abuse and neglect. Cardboard Kids are 2-foot tall cardboard figures shaped like children, each representing one of the thousands of children abused or neglected each year.
Garrett, a BCFS Education Services Head Start student in Jourdanton, Texas, is all smiles thanks to Dr. Espino of Republic Dental. After receiving free dental care from Dr. Espino, he says his teeth no longer hurt and he can enjoy snacktime in his Head Start classroom unhindered.
BCFS Health and Human Services-Abilene celebrates a successful completion of the Project HOPES parenting program for several families. Project HOPES, a child abuse prevention program that helps parents with children 0 to 5 years old. On March 16, Project HOPES hosted a Spring Fling at First Baptist Church of Abilene.
In honor of National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, BCFS Health and Human Services-Del Rio hosted their annual workshop that teaches girls how to handle a physical altercation. The workshop was open to girls between the ages 12 and 18 and led by Hector Cruz, Jr., a healthcare professional with teacher certifications in tai chi, gymnastics, martial arts, and yoga.
More than 700 guests sang, danced and laughed at Breckenridge Village of Tyler’s (BVT) Eighth Annual “A Night to Remember” on Friday, February 24, at the KE Bushman’s Celebration Center. Red, white and blue décor, a Statue of Liberty replica, and flags representing each branch of the Armed Forces accented the event’s patriotic theme, Stars, Stripes and Lots of Laughter.
More than 100 fathers and daughters from across Del Rio attend the second annual Father Daughter Dance hosted by BCFS Health and Human Services-Del Rio on February 17. The event celebrated the special love between a father and his daughter, and gave families an opportunity for a memorable night of fun, music and bonding.
Aproximately 20 youth and staff from several BCFS Health and Human Services sites joined more than 300 youth from Texas’ foster care system at the State Capitol for Youth In Action Capitol Day. Youth from BCFS Health and Human Services have participated in Youth In Action Capitol Day during every Texas legislative session since 2005.
BCFS Health and Human Services-San Antonio celebrated the successful completion of the Precious Minds, New Connections (PMNC) program for around 60 parents who participated in the parenting education classes. To celebrate, PMNC lead instructor Patty Heredia organized a self-care trip for the graduates that included manicures and pedicures for both moms and dads.