Promotoras — a pilot program to help end child abuse

Family Service Association is committed to helping reduce the number of child abuse cases in San Antonio. One way we’re doing that is through a unique pilot program called Promotoras. By Mary E. Garr – President/CEO, Family Service Association of

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Organization empowers families in crisis

In a city where teens struggle to earn a high school diploma, Family Service is reframing youths’ self-perception, awareness, and actualization through teen-led groups fostering positive peer networks and combating bullying, exploratory learning, and community transformation through service and civic

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Promotoras Share Lessons in Child Abuse Prevention from a Place of Trust

When Councilwoman Shirley Gonzales (D5) learned that her district was home to the highest incidence of child abuse in the San Antonio metropolitan area last year, she teamed up with the Family Service Association to launch a pilot program to

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VIDEO: Promotoras grassroots approach to child abuse prevention

Traditionally, promotoras in the Hispanic community have been bilingual health advocates from the neighborhoods they serve. Now ten promotoras are in City Council district 5, working with at-risk families to prevent child abuse and neglect.

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