"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.
2018 Foster Parent Appreciation Award Nomination
As part of the 2018 Annual Foster Parent Conference we will be recognizing outstanding CYFD foster parents at the awards recognition event during the conference. The foster parents for whom we are seeking nominations for must be currently licensed with PSD.
Please take a moment to nominate foster families and to work with youth on your case load to help them nominate a family as well. Nominations must have thorough explanations as it will assist the nomination committee when selecting award recipients.
The nomination form can be accessed by following this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TMZRMPF
Please help us gather nominations from partners and community providers and feel free to share the survey link.
The deadline to submit nominations is Wednesday 8/15/18.