PMNC Graduates “Nail It” On the Way to Better Parenting

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.

Meet Alicia Sauceda

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. 

Toddler with Autism Thrives in Head Start Classroom

At three years old, Iridessa struggled to communicate, to sit still and to follow directions – all difficult symptoms of her autism diagnosis. Her mom, Audrey, was unsure where she could enroll her daughter in a preschool environment that would help her excel. After Audrey met with the local school district, Iridessa was referred to BCFS Education Services Head Start in Skidmore for the 2016-17 school year.