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.
The first group of parents from Project HOPES, a parenting education program operated by BCFS Health and Human Services-Abilene, recently celebrated graduation from the intensive, 18-week program.
When Alicia Sauceda was just 13 years old, she was thrust into a world she did not understand and could not control. To protect her from an abusive environment, this young, innocent child was removed from her mother’s care by Child Protective Services (CPS). At the time, neither Alicia nor her mother even knew where her father was – they hadn’t spoken in years after he had abandoned his family.
The BCFS System has elected to host and sponsor a community breakfast in Abilene in support of the 2017 National Day of Prayer. Created in 1952 and signed into law by President Truman, the National Day of Prayer is an inspiring way to bring people of all faiths together to pray and mobilize with a common focus.
Thirty families from the Del Rio area participated in BCFS Health and Human Services-Del Rio’s New Year, New You Loteria event for families and children, featuring free food and desserts, and prize giveaways including a flat screen TV. The event is held annually for families who have completed three sessions of the Services to At Risk Youth program (STAR).