"When my neighbor had twins, I brought over dinner once a week so she had one less thing to worry about."
"I don't have kids yet, but I knew my friend could use a break from her newborn. I offered to babysit or help her run errands."
"I saw a dad at the grocery store with two crying kids, so I helped him get his groceries to the car. I know what it feels like to be in that position."
As New Mexicans, it's up to all of us to make the lives of our children better. Every mother, father, young person, and community member has the ability to be there for the children of New Mexico. What can you do to help? Donate your time to an organization that needs volunteers, assemble a backpack for a foster child, offer support to your neighbors and families in your community, and report child abuse when you see it.
Also, visit https://swrtc.nmsu.edu/cyfdpsconferences/ for more information.