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.)


Alamogordo | Albuquerque | Carlsbad | Clovis | Deming | Espanola | Farmington | Gallup | Grants | Hobbs | Las Cruces | Las Vegas | Los Lunas | Raton | Rio Rancho | Roswell | Ruidoso | Santa Fe | Silver City | Socorro | Taos | Truth or Consequences

Alamogordo RAFT Trainings
Location: CYFD, 2200 Indian Wells Rd. Alamogordo, NM 88310
Contact: (575) 415-7891
More Info: Please note that the remainder of the current training session (Dec. 3-Jan. 21) will take place at the CYFD office in Ruidoso ( 507 Mechem Drive).
Dates/Time:
Dec. 3, 2016 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (day 1)
Dec. 10, 2016 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (day 2)
Jan. 14, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (day 3)
Jan. 21, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (day 4)
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Albuquerque RAFT Trainings
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: 
Jan. 3, 2017 (Tue), 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (day 1)
Four weeks online training
Jan. 24, 2017 (Tue), 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (day 2)
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Feb. 4, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (day 1)
Four weeks online training
Feb. 25, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (day 2)
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Mar. 4, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (day 1)
Mar. 11, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (day 2)
Mar. 18, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (day 3)
Mar. 25, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (day 4)
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Mar. 7, 2017 (Tue), 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (day 1)
Four weeks online training
Mar. 28, 2017 (Tue), 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (day 2)
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Apr. 8, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (day 1)
Four weeks online training
Apr. 29, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (day 2)
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May 8, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (day 1)
May 15, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (day 2)
May 22, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (day 3)
May 29, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (day 4)
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May 9, 2017 (Tue), 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (day 1)
Four weeks online training
May 30, 2017 (Tue), 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (day 2)
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June 3, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (day 1)
Four weeks online training
June 24, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (day 2)
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July 7, 2017 (Fri), 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (day 1)
Four weeks online training
July 28, 2017 (Fri), 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (day 2)
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Aug. 5, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (day 1)
Four weeks online training
Aug. 26, 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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Carlsbad RAFT Trainings
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:
Nov. 5, 2016 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (day 1)
Nov. 12, 2016 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (day 2)
Dec. 3, 2016 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (day 3)
Dec. 10, 2016 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (day 4)
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Jan. 21, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (day 1)
Jan. 28, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (day 2)
Feb. 18, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (day 3)
Feb. 25, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (day 4)
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Apr. 22, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (day 1)
Apr. 29, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (day 2)
May 20, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (day 3)
May 27, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (day 4)
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July 15, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (day 1)
July 22, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (day 2)
Aug. 12, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (day 3)
Aug. 19, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (day 4)
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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
Location: CYFD, 221 W. Llano Estacado, Clovis, NM
Contact: (575) 763-0014
Dates/Time:
Please call for details.
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Deming RAFT Trainings
Location: CYFD, 918 E. Pear St., Deming, NM
Contact: (575) 546-6557
Dates/Time:
Please call for details.
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Espanola RAFT Trainings
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. 5, 2016 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (day 1)
Nov. 12, 2016 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (day 2)
Dec. 3, 2016 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (day 3)
Dec. 10, 2016 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (day 4)
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Jan. 28, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (day 1)
Feb. 4, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (day 2)
Feb. 18, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (day 3)
Feb. 25, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (day 4)
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Feb. 2, 2017 (Thu), 5-8 p.m. (day 1)
Four weeks online training
Mar. 9, 2017 (Thu), 5-8 p.m. (day 2)
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Apr. 29, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (day 1)
May 6, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (day 2)
May 27, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (day 3)
June 1, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (day 4)
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May 4, 2017 (Thu), 5-8 p.m. (day 1)
Four weeks online training
June 8, 2017 (Thu), 5-8 p.m. (day 2)
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July 29, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (day 1)
Aug. 5, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (day 2)
Aug. 19, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (day 3)
Aug. 26, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (day 4)
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Aug. 3, 2017 (Thu), 5-8 p.m. (day 1)
Four weeks online training
Sept. 7, 2017 (Thu), 5-8 p.m. (day 2)
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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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Farmington RAFT Trainings
Location: CYFD, 2800 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, NM 87401
Contact: (505) 327-5316
More Info: RAFT is two three-hour sessions of face-to-face training that take place at the CYFD office along with 12 hours of online training. To view printable flyer (in PDF format), click here.
Dates/Time:
Dec. 13, 2016 (Tue), 5:30-8:30 p.m. (day 1)
Four weeks online training
Jan. 19, 2017 (Thu), 5:30-8:30 p.m. (day 2)
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Gallup RAFT Trainings
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:
Nov. 5, 2016 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (day 1)
Nov. 19, 2016 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (day 2)
Dec. 3, 2016 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (day 3)
Dec. 10, 2016 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (day 4)
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Grants RAFT Trainings
Location: CYFD, 1019 E. Roosevelt Ave., Suite A, Grants, NM 87020
Contact: (505) 285-6673
More Info: To view printable flyer (in PDF format), click here.
Dates/Time:
Oct. 22, 2016 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (day 1)
Oct. 29, 2016 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (day 2)
Dec. 3, 2016 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (day 3)
Dec. 10, 2016 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (day 4)
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Hobbs RAFT Trainings
Location: CYFD, 907 W. Calle Sur, Hobbs, NM 88240
Contact: (575) 397-3450
More Info: To view printable flyer (in PDF format), click here.
Dates/Time:
Nov. 5, 2016 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (day 1)
Nov. 12, 2016 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (day 2)
Dec, 3, 2016 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (day 3)
Dec. 10, 2016 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (day 4)
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Las Cruces RAFT Trainings
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:
Jan. 3, 2017 (Tue), 5-8 p.m. (day 1)
Four weeks online training
Jan. 31, 2017 (Tue), 5-8 p.m. (day 2)
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Feb. 18, 2017 (Sat), 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (day 1)
Feb. 25, 2017 (Sat), 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (day 2) 
Mar. 11, 2017 (Sat), 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (day 3) 
Mar. 18, 2017 (Sat), 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (day 4) 
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Mar. 4, 2017 (Sat), 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (day 1) (en Español)
Mar. 11, 2017 (Sat), 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (day 2) (en Español)
Mar. 25, 2017 (Sat), 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (day 3) (en Español)
Apr. 1, 2017 (Sat), 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (day 4) (en Español)
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Apr. 22, 2017, (Sat), 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (day 1)
Apr. 29, 2017 (Sat), 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (day 2) 
May 13, 2017 (Sat), 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (day 3) 
May 20, 2017 (Sat), 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (day 4) 
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May 2, 2017 (Tue), 5-8 p.m. (day 1)
Four weeks online training
May 30, 2017 (Tue), 5-8 p.m. (day 2)
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July 11, 2017 (Tue), 5-8 p.m. (day 1)
Four weeks online training
Aug. 8, 2017 (Tue), 5-8 p.m. (day 2)
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Aug. 12, 2017 (Sat), 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (day 1)
Aug. 19, 2017 (Sat), 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (day 2) 
Sept. 9, 2017 (Sat), 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (day 3) 
Sept. 16, 2017 (Sat), 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (day 4) 
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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), 5-8 p.m. (day 1)
Four weeks online training
Dec. 5, 2017 (Tue), 5-8 p.m. (day 2)
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Las Vegas RAFT Trainings
Location: CYFD, 2518 Ridge Runner Rd., Las Vegas, NM
Contact: (505) 425-9335
More Info: To view printable flyer (in PDF format), click here.
Dates/Time:
Nov. 12, 2016 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (day 1)
Nov. 19, 2016 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (day 2)
Dec. 10, 2016 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (day 3)
Dec. 17, 2016 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (day 4)
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Los Lunas RAFT Trainings
Location: CYFD, 475 Courthouse Rd., Los Lunas, NM
Contact: (505) 327-5316 ext. 1123
Dates/Time:
Please call for details.
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Raton RAFT Trainings
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
Location: CYFD, 4359 Jager Drive NE, Suite D, Rio Rancho, NM 87144
Contact: (505) 771-5990
Dates/Time:
Please call for details.
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Roswell RAFT Trainings
Location: CYFD, #4 Grand Ave Plaza, Roswell, NM 88201
Contact: (575) 624-6071
Dates/Time:
Please call for details.
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Ruidoso RAFT Trainings
Location: CYFD, 507 Mechem Drive, Ruidoso, NM 88345
Contact: (575) 415-7891
Dates/Time:
Dec. 3, 2016 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (day 1)
Dec. 10, 2016 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (day 2)
Jan. 14, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (day 3)
Jan. 21, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (day 4)
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Santa Fe RAFT Trainings
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:
Nov. 8, 2016 (Tue), 5-8 p.m. (day 1)
Four weeks online training
Dec. 13, 2016 (Tue), 5-8 p.m. (day 2)
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Jan. 3, 2017 (Tue), 5-8 p.m. (day 1)
Four weeks online training
Feb. 7, 2017 (Tue), 5-8 p.m. (day 2)
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Feb. 4, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (day 1)
Feb. 11, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (day 2)
Mar. 11, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (day 3)
Mar. 18, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (day 4)
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Feb. 21, 2017 (Tue), 5-8 p.m. (day 1)
Four weeks online training
Mar. 21, 2017 (Tue), 5-8 p.m. (day 2)
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Apr. 4, 2017 (Tue), 5-8 p.m. (day 1)
Four weeks online training
May 9, 2017 (Tue), 5-8 p.m. (day 2)
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May 30, 2017 (Tue), 5-8 p.m. (day 1)
Four weeks online training
June 27, 2017 (Tue), 5-8 p.m. (day 2)
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June 3, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (day 1)
June 10, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (day 2)
July 1, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (day 3)
July 8, 2017 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (day 4)
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July 11, 2017 (Tue), 5-8 p.m. (day 1)
Four weeks online training
Aug. 15, 2017 (Tue), 5-8 p.m. (day 2)
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Aug. 29, 2017 (Tue), 5-8 p.m. (day 1)
Four weeks online training
Sept. 26, 2017 (Tue), 5-8 p.m. (day 2)
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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
Location: CYFD, 3082 32nd Street Bypass, Suite A, Silver City, NM 88061
Contact: (575) 538-2945
Dates/Time:
Please call for details.
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Socorro RAFT Trainings
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
Location: CYFD, 1308 Gusdorf Road, Taos, NM
Contact: (575) 758-8871
Dates/Time:
Please call for details.
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Truth or Consequences RAFT Trainings
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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