Counselors awarded from STAR Program

Counselors Awarded from BCFS Health and Human Services-San Antonio Services To At Risk Youth (STAR) Program

Counselors from the BCFS Health and Human Services-San Antonio Services To At-Risk Youth (STAR) program were recently honored as outstanding community partners of San Antonio’s Northside Independent School District (NISD) at NISD’s annual Partners of the Year Awards Ceremony.

BCFS-San Antonio’s STAR counselors Tanya Monita and Sandra Bar-Yardin were awarded for their contributions to the Violence Intervention Program presented at NISD’s Alternative Middle School. Over the course of six months, Tanya and Sandra led presentations to alternative middle school students on the devastating effects of violence.

Presentation topics included cyberbullying, violence prevention, coping skills for aggression, and how family roles affect self-esteem.

Congratulations to Tanya and Sandy for being honored for their impactful work with San Antonio students!