Articles & Publications

5 Simple Ways to Improve Your Child’s Relationship With Homework

15 January, 2020 | Emily Graham | Posted in Articles

If your nightly routine consists of struggling to get your tired, frustrated child to complete their homework, you're likely desperate for anything that can make your evening easier. Thankfully, it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are just a few simple things you can do to make homework time a little less painful (including some tech options) and a little more enjoyable for everyone involved.

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CYFD Parks Announcement

13 June, 2019 | CYFD

SANTA FE, NM – House Bill 303 (HB 303), Foster Family Park and Museum Free Admission, goes into effect tomorrow and will provide more young people with access to the outdoors and cultural sites throughout New Mexico. Sponsored by Representatives Rebecca Dow, Kelly K. Fajardo, David M. Gallegos, Susan K. Herrera, and Angelica Rubio and signed into law by Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham on April 2, 2019 the bill goes into effect tomorrow, June 14.

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Española Schools Expand CYFD Summer Lunch Program

13 June, 2019 | Rio Grande Sun

The Española School District took on 11 additional distribution sites for the Summer Food Service Program this year after Rio Arriba County stopped participating due to fiscal issues. The District’s branch of the nationwide program offers free breakfast and lunch at 27 locations to children ages 1 to 18 no matter where they are from, and with no need to register.

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Tips to Keep Your Family Safe At Home This Summer

6 June, 2019 | Charlie Moore-Pabst | Posted in Articles

With school out for many New Mexico children, parents are often left with questions on whether it’s appropriate to leave children at home during the summer months while they are at work. Take a listen to the KCHS radio interview with CYFD's Schalicia Degase and T or C's Police Chief Randall Aragon.

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Abused Kids Text Crisis Hotlines to Find Help

27 March, 2019 | Futurity | Posted in Articles

Children who need a discreet way to report abuse are turning to text-based crisis communication services, report researchers. “She says she will burn the house down with me in it.” “He threatened to pull a gun on me.” “He told me he could kill me in an instant if he wanted to.” These are just a few of the texts children have sent to crisis hotlines in the last several years, researchers say.

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Child Maltreatment Disclosure to a Text Messaging-Based Crisis Service: Content Analysis

25 March, 2019 | JMIR Publications | Posted in Publications

Disclosure of child maltreatment is often a grueling experience for children and may result in the young victim re-experiencing the trauma. Children and young people who disclose their experiences risk inadequate support through the disclosure process, social stigmatization associated with maltreatment victimization, retribution by the perpetrator, and removal of the victim or perpetrator from the home.

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CYFD app helps families sign up for child care program

15 July, 2018 | Las Cruces Sun News | Posted in Articles

ALBUQUERQUE - On Monday, the state Children, Youth and Families Department formally will launch an app, allowing families for the first time to apply for the Childcare Assistance program online. The intention is to make it easier and faster for eligible families to get the application process started. "Childcare Assistance is one the greatest tools we have in the fight to improve the quality of life for children in New Mexico," said CYFD Cabinet Secretary Monique Jacobson. "We all too often see that trage

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