Relative, Adoptive, Foster Parent Trainings (RAFT)

RAFT (relative, adoptive, foster parent training) consists of 32 hours of skill-building through group activities, personal reflection, lecture, and discussion. It is designed to help families build rapport with one another, and to establish connections and resources. At the end of your training, you will have a deeper understanding of how to care for children that have undergone trauma and how to meet their needs. All household members over the age of 17 must attend and complete the training. Each training session consists of a block of four mandatory training dates held on Saturdays at locations throughout the state. It is imperative that once you start the training session, you complete all four days in order. Please note that child care is not provided. (Also, please note that several locations are now implementing a blended RAFT training that consists of two three-hour sessions of face-to-face training along with 12 hours of online training. Those locations utilizing this format are noted below.)


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Alamogordo RAFT Trainings - Otero County
Location: CYFD, 2200 Indian Wells Rd. Alamogordo, NM 88310
Contact: (575) 415-7891
Dates/Time:
Sept. 9, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (day 1)
Sept. 16, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (day 2)
Oct. 7, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (day 3)
Oct. 14, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (day 4)
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Nov. 2, 2017 (Thu), 5-8 p.m. (day 1)
Four weeks online training
Nov. 30, 2017 (Thu), 5-8 p.m. (day 2)
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Albuquerque RAFT Trainings - Bernalillo County
Location: CYFD, 1031 Lamberton Pl NE, Albuquerque NM 87107
Contact: (505) 841-7800
More Info: RAFT training in Bernalillo County is now two three-hour sessions of face-to-face training that take place at the CYFD office along with 12 hours of online learning. To view printable flyer (in PDF format), click here.
Dates/Time: 
Sept. 2, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (day 1)
Four weeks online training
Sept. 23, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (day 2)
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Sept. 5, 2017 (Tue), 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (day 1)
Four weeks online training
Sept. 26, 2017 (Tue), 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (day 2)
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Oct. 7, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (day 1)
Four weeks online training
Oct. 28, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (day 2)
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Nov. 4, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (day 1)
Four weeks online training
Dec. 2, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (day 2)
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Carlsbad RAFT Trainings - Eddy County
Location: CYFD, 901 DeBaca St., Carlsbad, NM 88220
Contact: (575) 748-1221 or (575) 887-3576
More Info: To view printable flyer (in PDF format), click here.
Dates/Time:
Oct. 14, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (day 1)
Oct. 21, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (day 2)
Nov. 4, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (day 3)
Nov. 11, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (day 4)
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Clovis RAFT Trainings - Curry County
Location: CYFD, 221 W. Llano Estacado, Clovis, NM
Contact: (575) 763-0014
More info: To view printable flyer (in PDF format), click here
Dates/Time:
Oct. 14, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (day 1)
Oct. 21, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (day 2)
Nov. 4, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (day 3)
Nov. 18, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (day 4)
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Deming RAFT Trainings - Luna County
Location: CYFD, 918 E. Pear St., Deming, NM
Contact: (575) 546-6557
Dates/Time:
Sept. 6, 2017 (Wed), 5:30-8:30 p.m. (day 1)
Four weeks online training
Oct. 11, 2017 (Wed), 5:30-8:30 p.m. (day 2)
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Nov. 11, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (day 1)
Nov. 18, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (day 2)
Dec. 2, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (day 3)
Dec. 9, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (day 4)
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Española RAFT Trainings - Rio Arriba County
Location: CYFD, 912 N. Railroad Ave., Espanola, NM
Contact: (505) 476-1046
More info: To view printable flyer for Blended Learning (dates which include online training) in PDF format, click here. To view flyer for traditional RAFT training (four Saturday dates), click here.
Dates/Time:
Nov. 2, 2017 (Thu), 5-8 p.m. (day 1)
Four weeks online training
Dec. 7, 2017 (Thu), 5-8 p.m. (day 2)
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Nov. 4, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (day 1)
Nov. 11, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (day 2)
Dec. 2, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (day 3)
Dec. 9, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (day 4)
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Estancia RAFT Trainings - Torrance County
Location: CYFD, 214 South 5th Street, Estancia, NM
Contact: (575) 384-2745
Dates/Time:
Nov. 1, 2017 (Wed), 4:30-7:30 p.m. (day 1)
Four weeks online training
Nov. 29, 2017 (Wed), 4:30-7:30 p.m. (day 2)
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Farmington RAFT Trainings - San Juan County
Location: CYFD, 2800 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, NM 87401
Contact: (505) 327-5316
More info: To view printable flyer (in PDF format), click here.
Dates/Time:
Please call for details.
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Gallup RAFT Trainings - McKinley County
Location: CYFD, 1720 East Aztec, Gallup, NM 87301
Contact: (505) 863-9556
More info: To view printable flyer (in PDF format), click here.
Dates/Time:
Please call for details.
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Grants RAFT Trainings - Cibola County
Location: CYFD, 1019 E. Roosevelt Ave., Suite A, Grants, NM 87020
Contact: (505) 285-6673
Dates/Time:
Please call for details.
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Hobbs RAFT Trainings - Lea County
Location: CYFD, 907 W. Calle Sur, Hobbs, NM 88240
Contact: (575) 397-3450
Dates/Time:
Nov. 4, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (day 1)
Nov. 11, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (day 2)
Dec. 2, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (day 3)
Dec. 9, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (day 4)
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Las Cruces RAFT Trainings - Doña Ana County
Location: CYFD, 760 Motel Blvd., Suite A, Las Cruces, NM
Contact: (575) 373-6400
More Info: Participants need to call in advance to register.
Dates/Time:
Sept. 30, 2017 (Sat), 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (day 1)
Oct. 7, 2017 (Sat), 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (day 2) 
Oct. 21, 2017 (Sat), 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (day 3) 
Oct. 28, 2017 (Sat), 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (day 4) 
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Nov. 7, 2017 (Tue), 5:30-8:30 p.m. (day 1)
Four weeks online training
Dec. 5, 2017 (Tue), 5:30-8:30 p.m. (day 2)
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Las Vegas RAFT Trainings - San Miguel County
Location: CYFD, 2518 Ridge Runner Rd., Las Vegas, NM
Contact: (505) 425-9335
More info: To view printable flyer for Blended Learning (dates which include online training) in PDF format, click here. To view flyer for traditional RAFT training (four Saturday dates), click here.
Dates/Time:
Nov. 4, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (day 1)
Nov. 18, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (day 2)
Dec. 2, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (day 3)
Dec. 9, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (day 4)
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Nov. 7, 2017 (Tue), 5-8 p.m. (day 1)
Four weeks online training
Dec. 5, 2017 (Tue), 5-8 p.m. (day 2)
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Los Lunas RAFT Trainings - Valcenia County
Location: CYFD, 750 Morris Rd., Los Lunas, NM 87031
Contact: (505) 865-4634
More info: RAFT training is two three-hour sessions of face-tot-face training that take place at the CYFD office along with 12 hours of online learning that can be completed during the 4 weeks between.
Dates/Time:
Sept. 7, 2017 (Thu), 5:30-8:30 p.m. (day 1)
Four weeks online training
Oct. 12, 2017 (Thu), 5:30-8:30 p.m. (day 2)
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Raton RAFT Trainings - Colfax County
Location: CYFD, 1900 Hospital Drive, Raton, NM
Contact: (575) 445-2358
Dates/Time:
Please call for details.
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Rio Rancho RAFT Trainings - Sandoval County
Location: CYFD, 4359 Jager Drive NE, Suite D, Rio Rancho, NM 87144
Contact: (505) 771-5990 | RSVP to Vanessa Medina
More info: To view printable flyer (in PDF format), click here.
Dates/Time:
Sept. 23, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (day 1)
Four weeks online training
Oct. 21, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (day 2)
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Nov. 7, 2017 (Tue), 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (day 1)
Four weeks online training
Dec. 5, 2017 (Tue), 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (day 2)
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Roswell RAFT Trainings - Chaves County
Location: CYFD, #4 Grand Ave Plaza, Roswell, NM 88201
Contact: (575) 624-6071
More info: To view printable flyer for Blended Learning (dates which include online training) in PDF format, click here. To view flyer for traditional RAFT training (four Saturday dates), click here.
Dates/Time:
Sept. 9, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (day 1)
Sept. 16, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (day 2)
Sept. 30, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (day 3)
Oct. 7, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (day 4)
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Oct. 2, 2017 (Mon), 5:30-8:30 p.m. (day 1)
Four weeks online training
Nov. 6, 2017 (Mon), 5:30-8:30 p.m. (day 2)
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Ruidoso RAFT Trainings - Lincoln County
Location: CYFD, 507 Mechem Drive, Ruidoso, NM 88345
Contact: (575) 415-7891
Dates/Time:
Sept. 7, 2017 (Thu), 5-8 p.m. (day 1)
Four weeks online training
Oct. 5, 2017 (Thu), 5-8 p.m. (day 2)
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Nov. 4, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (day 1)
Nov. 11, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (day 2)
Dec. 2, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (day 3)
Dec. 9, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (day 4)
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Santa Fe RAFT Trainings - Santa Fe County
Location: CYFD, 1920 Fifth Street, Santa Fe, NM
Contact: (505) 827-7450
More Info: RAFT training in Santa Fe County is now two three-hour sessions of face-to-face training that take place at the CYFD office along with 12 hours of online learning.
Dates/Time:
Oct. 3, 2017 (Tue), 5-8 p.m. (day 1)
Four weeks online training
Nov. 7, 2017 (Tue), 5-8 p.m. (day 2)
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Oct. 7, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (day 1)
Oct. 14, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (day 2)
Nov. 11, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (day 3)
Nov. 18, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (day 4)
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Silver City RAFT Trainings - Grant County
Location: CYFD, 3082 32nd Street Bypass, Suite A, Silver City, NM 88061
Contact: (575) 538-2945
Dates/Time:
Oct. 18, 2017 (Wed) 5:30-8 p.m. (day 1)
Oct. 19, 2017 (Thu), 5:30-8 p.m. (day 2)
Four weeks online training
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Nov. 4, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (day 1)
Nov. 18, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (day 2)
Dec. 2, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (day 3)
Dec. 16, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (day 4)
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Socorro RAFT Trainings - Socorro County
Location: CYFD, 104 S. 6th Street, Socorro, NM 87801
Contact: (575) 386-9528
Dates/Time:
Please call for details.
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Taos RAFT Trainings - Taos County
Location: CYFD, 1308 Gusdorf Road, Taos, NM
Contact: (575) 758-8871
More info: To view printable flyer (in PDF format), click here.
Dates/Time:
Nov. 4, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (day 1)
Nov. 11, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (day 2)
Nov. 18, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (day 3)
Dec. 2, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (day 4)
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Truth or Consequences RAFT Trainings - Sierra County
Location: CYFD, 161 New School Road, T or C, NM 87901
Contact: (575) 386-9528
Dates/Time:
Please call for details.
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