Shelter in place

Domestic violence shelters have no shortage of beds, but reports of abuse are on the rise

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Distant relations

Foster parents, biological parents and kids face new challenges amid state’s response to COVID-19 outbreak

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Seize the session

State officials scramble to respond to restraint and seclusion in schools

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One giant leap

New PED head tasked with implementing sweeping reforms.

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Restraint, Seclusion, Deception

Parents, regulators left in the dark over school behavior management techniques

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False Alarms

When schools abuse CYFD hotline, families suffer

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Criminalizing Disability

Special-needs kids who don’t get help in school are winding up in jail.

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One generation removed: Raised by grandparents

Across New Mexico, grandparents have become an unofficial safety net, stepping up to raise the grandkids when their own children can’t. Cases of “kinship guardianship,” as it is known, are hardly unique to the state. But in New Mexico, where family ties run deep, grandparents are playing an unusually common role in caring for their grandkids.

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