Agency offices are used to house foster children despite the state’s promise to provide them with appropriate homes
New Mexico’s Children
Child Welfare Experts Say New Mexico Can’t Put Kids in Homeless Shelters Just Because It Lacks Other Beds
An expert report found that New Mexico’s child welfare system has housed foster kids in homeless shelters and other inappropriate settings.
These Foster Kids Need Mental Health Care. New Mexico Is Putting Them in Homeless Shelters.
Youth crisis shelters aren’t set up to deal with foster youth who need intensive mental health treatment. When teens try to harm themselves or others, staff resort to calling 911.
New Mexico Struggles to Follow Through on Promises to Reform Child Welfare System
New Mexico Struggles With Reforming Child Welfare System
Back to school in the fire zone
The Hermit’s Peak/Calf Canyon wildfire left families without running water and children without belongings. Can students learn after so much loss?
Off the radar
2,300 homeless youths in Albuquerque — and most of them out of sight
‘Hurt people raising hurt people’
A mental health crisis grows in NM amid a dire lack of services
CYFD deputy secretary steps down
Terry Locke, deputy secretary of CYFD, has announced his retirement, the latest in a string of departures from the agency responsible for the well-being of the state’s most vulnerable children.
New accusations in Farmington foster care abuse case
Suit says CYFD knew of abuse at Farmington foster home, failed to protect kids