New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 19, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas
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Therapists gather to learn about helping foster kids
About 60 from around the state attend seminar at McKenna
By Dalondo Moultrie
Therapists from across the state gathered in New Braun* feis this week to learn new ways of treating foster children who have suffered traumatic events, a pair of area foster-can* professionals said.
The seminar was Monday and Tuesday at McKenna Events Center, where about 60 clinicians — from Austin, San Antonio, El Paso and elsewhere — were reminded that medications can’t be thrown at every problem. Where once abused, neglected or traumatized children in the fostercare system were diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and medicated, therapists are finding other treatments work lx*tter, said D.J. Tessier, vice president of Comal County Child Welfare Board and president of the Texas Child Welfare Board.
"What we try to do is get the best specialist in that area in to inform us of the best approaches on how to treat these children," Tessier said. “The training helps us recog-
“The focus is to educate all parts of the system on what these kids have been through.”
— Tracy Eilers
Cenpatico foster care director
nize how to evaluate these children and after evaluation to learn how to treat them.” Dr. Susana Rivera’s PowerPoint presentation highlighted trauma-based cognitive behavioral therapy (TB-CBT), said IVacy Eilers, director of foster care at Cenpatico in New Braunfels. She said Rivera taught other professionals to understand what abused fos-ter children have been through and the impact that abuse and neglect has on them.
TB-CBT helps teach the doctors who work with foster children and the foster parents who are raising traumatized youth, Eilers said.
"The focus is to educate all parts of the system on what these kids have been through,” she said. “It's teach-
ing them how to respectfully work with children.”
Once the diagnoses are made correctly, then the healing can begin, Eilers said. She said sometimes traumatized foster children have difficulty discussing the traumatic events. Sometimes, they are reluctant to talk to therapists or other adults, and TB-CBT training helps clinicians find other tools to move past such obstacles.
“This kind of draws the roadmap that serves as a guide so certain pieces aren’t missed,” Eilers said. “And if they run into a roadblock it’s how to get around them. IT»e core part is to help the children heal.”
And what’s really important is helping emotionally and physically wounded children heal, said Tessier, who reminds everyone that doing so is a daily job.
“Remember that child abuse happens year round,” Tessier said. "Although April is Child Abuse Awareness Month, we would like to make sure people don’t forget our children.”
NB Ed Foundation holding ‘Drive One 4R School’ fundraiser Friday
By Will Wright
New Braunfels Education Foundation will hold its annual “Drive One 4R School” benefit from 4:30-7 p.m. Friday at New Braunfels High School’s front parking lot.
For every valid 10-minute test-drive of a Ford vehicle, Ford Motor Company will donate $20 to NBEF, which funds projects and programs that improve educational opportunities for NBISD students.
“We need about 300 peo
ple in order to get the maximum for this event,” NBEF representative and spokeswoman Heidi Aleman said.
The Ford Motor Company just announced we will get another $10 for every one who test-drives a Ford Focus, so we’ll have a chance to get $30 for each person we get driving Ford vehicles.
We re hoping to get people from everywhere — students, teachers, even people leaving The Scooter Store.”
Drivers must be age 18 or older with a valid drivers license. Each person who completes the test drive will
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The concession stand will be open, serving hot dogs, drinks and chips at Unicorn Stadium, which will host the annua] Blue-White football scrimmage beginning at 6:30 p.m.
The non-profit NBEF stands to raise up to $6,000 from the benefit. Money raised by the foundation go towards classroom and library materials, technological equipment and development, enrichment programs and cultural experiences for students and grants to help teachers expand existing cur-riculum and develop new and innovative instructional approaches.
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Police: Woman finds boyfriend with another woman, attacks them
By Dalondo Moultrie
A New Braunfels woman called police to turn herself in Itiesday morning after cutting her live-in boyfriend, whom she said she caught in bed with another woman, police said.
Monica Cepeda, 28, was charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for trying to
stab the woman and cutting the boyfriend, said Capt. Michael Penshorn of New Braunfels Police Department. Cepeda was taken to jail and held without bond.
According to Penshorn, Cepeda was staying with relatives while her boyfriend had a get-together at their home in the 500 block of Cross Street. About 6:30 a.m., Cepeda went to the home and got into an altercation, Penshorn said.
He said Cepeda tried to use a barbecue fork to stab a woman she claimed to have found in bed with her boyfriend.
Then she attacked the boyfriend and cut him with a knife, Penshorn said.
Cepeda then drove away and called police, who picked her up about 7 a.m. in the parking lot of Sophienburg Museum at Coll and Academy streets, Penshorn said.
SA police officer arrested on DWI charge
By Dalondo Moultrie
The Herald Zeitung
A San Antonio police officer was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated last weekend in Comal County, officials said.
Roland Alvarado, 43, failed
to drive in one lane and drove too close to another vehicle, according to Trooper Deon Cockrell with the San Antonio Department of Public Safety.
He said a Comal County DPS trooper stopped Alvarado about 6:15 a.m. Saturday.
Alvarado was processed at Comal County Jail for driving while intoxicated, Cockrell said.
A telephone message seeking comment from San Antonio Police Department’s public information office was not returned by press time.
Matters of Public Record
Law enforcement officers in New Braunfels and Comal County booked the following between May 17 and May 18:
♦ Bryan Lynn Adcock, 48, New Braunfels, public intoxication, assault by threat-family violence
♦ Omar Albarran, 33, Austin, bond forfeiture/theft by check between $20 and $500
♦ Austin Nicholas Backlund, 19, Fair Oaks Ranch, driving while intoxicated 2nd, possession of marijuana under two ounces
♦ Ryan Alan Baldridge, 32, San Marcos, failure to ID refused to give information
♦ Nikolas Matthew Botello, 24, Canyon Lake, expired license plates, expired driver's license, failure to appear
♦ Christopher Edward Cates, 22,
San Marcos, driving while intoxicated
♦ Monica Cepeda, 28, New Braunfels, aggravated assault with
deadly weapon two counts
♦ David Humberto Cerda, 31, San Antonio, driving while license invalid with previous conviction or suspension without financial responsibility, non payment of child support
♦ Dustin Theodore Comer, 26, New Braunfels, driving while intoxicated
♦ Juan Ralph Enriquez, 20, New Braunfels, burglary of habitation
♦ Marissa Michelle Escobedo, 28, failure to maintain financial responsibility 2nd, speeding 85/60
♦ Antonio Francisco Flores, 21, San Antonio, possession of dangerous drug three counts, driving while intoxicated
♦ Joshua Graham Kilgore, 17,
Spring Branch, consumption of alcohol by minor
♦ Jose Gerardo Lopez-Soltero, 26, New Braunfels, affidavit of surety to surrender-driving while license invalid with previous conviction or suspension
♦ Jacob Michael Noriega, 17,
Spring Branch, public intoxication -minor
♦ David Dan Pearce, 26, New Braunfels, possession of marijuana under two ounces
♦ Evan Taylor Rives, 18, New Braunfels, assault causes bodily injury
♦ Weldon Travis Roberts, 30,
Canyon Lake, speeding 67 mph in a 55 mph, failure to appear-speeding-67mph/55mph
♦ Bryan Albing Rowland, 19,
Canyon Lake, failure to ID fugitive intentionally give false information, motion to revoke probation (unlawful use of motor vehicle)
Under the U. S. Constitution, any person/defendant is considered innocent until proven guilty. If anyone is found not guilty or has the charges dropped without the State proceeding to trial and would like that finding published in the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung, please contact Managing Editor, Autumn Phillips at (830) 625-9144 x 220 or e-mail [email protected]
New Braunfels Police Department reported the following incidents from 7 a.m. May 12 to 6:59 a.m. May 16:
♦ May 12,8 a.m., manager reported money taken from slot machines at 1400 block of E. Common St. Investigating Officer J. Mahoney.
♦ 8:23 a.m., a male walked nude to his hot tub in his back yard and the neighbor could see him at the 200 block of Bobolink Dr. Investigating Officer D. Villegas.
♦ 10:08 a.m., female arrested for Municipal Court warrants at the 500 block of W. San Antonio St. Investigating Officer J. Sabedra.
♦ 8:30 p.m., vehicle keyed while at Tabacco Haus and reported at 1400 block of S. Seguin Ave. Civilian CIV.
♦ 9:37 a.m., white male stole an elderly woman's purse out of the back of her SUV while she loading groceries in the SUV at the 600 block of S. Walnut Investigating Officer D. Villegas.
♦ 12:52 p.m., voluntary psychological evaluation at the 1500 block of Katy
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♦ 12:59 p.m., subject entered a building and removed property that did not belong to him at the 300 block of W. Merriweather St. Investigating Officer D. Villegas.
♦ 3:07 p.m., male was arrested for evading arrest after he ran from a scene at the 300 block of Oakwood Blvd. Investigating Officer R. Whitehair.
♦ 3:59 p.m., serve warrant at the 3000 block of W. San Antonio St Investigating Officer L Hildebrand.
♦ 3:48 p.m., three juveniles detained for theft at school at the 1400 block of N. Business 35. Investigating Officer G. Whitaker.
♦ 4:59 p.m., male arrested for criminal trespass on property within 100 feet of waterway at the 300 block of Fair Ln. Investigating Officer J. Miller.
♦ May 13,5:14 p.m., 22-year-old Hispanic female was determined to likely be in peril and was entered into NCIC/TCIC as missing person at the 2000 block of Katy St Investigating Officer K. Williams.
♦ May 12, midnight person experiencing diabetic complications drove vehicle off of the roadway at the 500 block of W. Klein Rd. Investigating Officer K. Williams.
♦ 5:35 p.m., unattended juvenile male located playing in the roadway at the 2700 block of Morningside Or.
Investigating Officer K. Williams.
♦ May 11,9:15 a.m., theft of property. Criminal mischief at the 800 block of 1-35 S. Investigating Officer D. Bobo.
♦ May 12,6:20 p.m., spouse made a tense report about her husband attempting suicide at the 1700 block of Logans Pass. Investigating Officer K. Williams.
♦ 6:17 p.m., cell phone stolen after being left at store at the 3200 block of Loop 337. Investigating Officer K. Williams.
♦ 7:59 p.m., driving while license invalid, assault by threat family violence at the 100 block of Main Plaza. Investigating Officer J. Robles.
♦ 8:27 p.m., person thought that someone may have entered the residence at the 1600 block of Sunnycrest Cir. Investigating Officer C. Diaz.
♦ 8:10 a.m., victims vehicle was burglarized while parked in driveway of residence at the 6300 block of Iris Run. Investigating Officer R. Groff.
♦ 9:13 p.m., female claimed she was assaulted by ex-boyfriend at the 1700 block of Lee St Investigating Officer K. Williams.
♦ 10:36 p.m., suspicious subject found under the Faust St bridge and in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia at the 400 block of E. Faust St Investigating Officer M. Burton.
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