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) 430-6267, (575) 415-7891, or (575) 430-0994
Dates/Time:
Blended Online Learning
May 3, 2018 (Thu), 5 p.m.-8 p.m. (day 1)
Four weeks online training
May 31, 2018 (Thu), 5 p.m.-8 p.m. (day 2)

Jul. 5, 2018 (Thu), 5 p.m.-8 p.m. (day 1)
Four weeks online training
Jul. 26, 2018 (Thu), 5 p.m.-8 p.m. (day 2)

Oct. 4, 2018 (Thu), 5 p.m.-8 p.m. (day 1)
Four weeks online training
Nov. 1, 2018 (Thu), 5 p.m.-8 p.m. (day 2)
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Must attend all four sessions to receive a certificate.
May 5, 2018 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (day 1)
May 12, 2018 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (day 2)
May 26, 2018 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (day 3)
Jun. 2, 2018 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (day 4)

Aug. 4, 2018 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (day 1)
Aug. 11, 2018 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (day 2)
Aug. 25, 2018 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (day 3)
Sep. 1, 2018 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (day 4)

Nov. 3, 2018 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (day 1)
Nov. 10, 2018 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (day 2)
Nov. 24, 2018 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (day 3)
Dec. 1, 2018 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (day 4)
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Albuquerque RAFT Trainings - Bernalillo County
Location: CYFD, 1031 Lamberton Pl NE, Albuquerque NM 87107
Contact: (505) 841-7800
More Info: Blended RAFT training is 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 the printable flyer, click here.

All classes must be taken in the correct order, no exceptions.

Dates/Time: 

May 3, 2018 (Thu), 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (day 1)
May 24, 2018 (Thu), 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (day2)

May 5, 2018 (Sat), 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (day 1)
May 26, 2018 (Sat), 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (day 2)

Jun. 2, 2018 (Sat), 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (day 1)
Jun. 23, 2018 (Sat), 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (day 2)

Jun. 2, 2018 (Sat), 1 p.m.-4 p.m (day 1) Relatives & Fictive Kin Only
Jun. 23, 2018 (Sat), 1 p.m.-4 p.m (day 2) Relatives & Fictive Kin Only

Jul. 5, 2018 (Thu), 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (day 1)
Jul. 26, 2018 (Thu), 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (day 2)

Jul. 14, 2018 (Sat), 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (day 1)
Jul. 28, 2018 (Sat), 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (day 2)

Jul. 14, 2018 (Sat), 1 p.m.-4 p.m (day 1) Relatives & Fictive Kin Only
Jul. 28, 2018 (Sat), 1 p.m.-4 p.m (day 2) Relatives & Fictive Kin Only

Aug. 4, 2018 (Sat), 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (day 1)
Aug. 25, 2018 (Sat), 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (day 2)

Aug. 4, 2018 (Sat), 1 p.m.-4 p.m (day 1) Relatives & Fictive Kin Only
Aug. 25, 2018 (Sat), 1 p.m.-4 p.m (day 2) Relatives & Fictive Kin Only

Sep. 1, 2018 (Sat), 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (day 1)
Sep. 22, 2018 (Sat), 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (day 2)

Sep. 1, 2018 (Sat), 1 p.m.-4 p.m (day 1) Relatives & Fictive Kin Only
Sep. 22, 2018 (Sat), 1 p.m.-4 p.m (day 2) Relatives & Fictive Kin Only

Oct. 4, 2018 (Thu), 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (day 1)
Oct. 25, 2018 (Thu), 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (day 2)

Oct. 6, 2018 (Sat), 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (day 1)
Oct. 27, 2018 (Sat), 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (day 2)

Oct. 6, 2018 (Sat), 1 p.m.-4 p.m (day 1) Relatives & Fictive Kin Only
Oct. 27, 2018 (Sat), 1 p.m.-4 p.m (day 2) Relatives & Fictive Kin Only

Nov. 8, 2018 (Thu), 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (day 1)
Nov. 29, 2018 (Thu), 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (day 2)

Dec. 8, 2018 (Sat), 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (day 1)
Dec. 29, 2018 (Sat), 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (day 2)

Dec. 8, 2018 (Sat), 1 p.m.-4 p.m (day 1) Relatives & Fictive Kin Only
Dec. 29, 2018 (Sat), 1 p.m.-4 p.m (day 2) Relatives & Fictive Kin Only

Regular RAFT (Four 8 hour classes with NO online training) available by request.

CPR Training - RSVP with Dorothy Posey (505) 220-6692. Please click here to see important details.
Please call to schedule a training.

Elective Trainings - Please click here to see important details.
Jun. 12, 2018 (Tue), 5:30 p.m., Indian Child Welfare Act with Cynthia Chavers
Jul. 10, 2018 (Tue), 5:30 p.m., Adoption Process with Adoption's Supervisor Anastacia Rivera
Sep. 11, 2018 (Tue), 5:30 p.m., Prudent Parenting with Ashley Anaya

Mandatory Trainings - Maintain your Foster/Respite or Pre-Adopt/Concurrent licenses. RSVP (505) 366-7278 (text or call). Please click here to see important details.
Jun. 9, 2018 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Jul. 12, 2018 (Thu), 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Aug. 11, 2018 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sep. 8, 2018 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
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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:

Regular RAFT
Jun. 09, 2018 (Sat), 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  & 1 p.m.-4 p.m. (day 1)
Jun. 16, 2018 (Sat), 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  & 1 p.m.-4 p.m. (day 2)
Jul. 07, 2018 (Sat), 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  & 1 p.m.-4 p.m. (day 3)
Jul. 14, 2018 (Sat), 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  & 1 p.m.-4 p.m. (day 4)

Blended Online Learning
Aug. 16, 2018 (Thu), 5 p.m.-8 p.m. (day 1)
Four weeks online training
Sep. 13, 2018 (Thu), 5 p.m.-8 p.m. (day 2)

Regular RAFT
Oct. 13, 2018 (Sat), 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  & 1 p.m.-4 p.m. (day 1)
Oct. 20, 2018 (Sat), 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  & 1 p.m.-4 p.m. (day 2)
Nov. 10, 2018 (Sat), 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  & 1 p.m.-4 p.m. (day 3)
Nov. 17, 2018 (Sat), 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  & 1 p.m.-4 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:
Blended Learning Training
Jan. 27, 2018 (Sat), 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (session 1)
Four weeks online training
Feb. 24, 2018 (Sat), 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (session 2)

Traditional RAFT
Apr. 14, 2018 (Sat), 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  & 1 p.m.-4 p.m. (day 1)
Apr. 21, 2018 (Sat), 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  & 1 p.m.-4 p.m. (day 2)
May 5, 2018 (Sat), 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  & 1 p.m.-4 p.m. (day 3)
May 12, 2018 (Sat), 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  & 1 p.m.-4 p.m. (day 4)

Blended Learning Training
Jun. 23, 2018 (Sat), 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (session 1)
Four weeks online training
Jul. 21, 2018 (Sat), 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (session 2)

Traditional RAFT
Sep. 8, 2018 (Sat), 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  & 1 p.m.-4 p.m. (day 1)
Sep. 22, 2018 (Sat), 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  & 1 p.m.-4 p.m. (day 2)
Oct. 6, 2018 (Sat), 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  & 1 p.m.-4 p.m. (day 3)
Oct. 20, 2018 (Sat), 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  & 1 p.m.-4 p.m. (day 4)

Blended Learning Training
Nov. 17, 2018 (Sat), 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (session 1)
Four weeks online training
Dec. 8, 2018 (Sat), 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (session 2)
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Deming RAFT Trainings - Luna County
Location: CYFD, 918 E. Pear St., Deming, NM
Contact: (575) 546-6557
Dates/Time:
Please call for details.
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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 (in PDF format), click here.
Dates/Time:
Blended Learning Training
Apr. 10, 2018 (Tue), 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. (Informational Meeting)
May 8, 2018 (Tue), 5 p.m.-8 p.m. (session 1)
Four weeks online training
Jun. 5, 2018 (Tue), 5 p.m.-8 p.m. (session 2)

Jul. 10, 2018 (Tue), 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. (Informational Meeting)
Aug. 7, 2018 (Tue), 5 p.m.-8 p.m. (session 1)
Four weeks online training
Sep. 4, 2018 (Tue), 5 p.m.-8 p.m. (session 2)

Oct. 9, 2018 (Tue), 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. (Informational Meeting)
Nov. 6, 2018 (Tue), 5 p.m.-8 p.m. (session 1)
Four weeks online training
Dec. 4, 2018 (Tue), 5 p.m.-8 p.m. (session 2)
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Estancia RAFT Trainings - Torrance County
Location: CYFD, 214 South 5th Street, Estancia, NM
Contact: (575) 384-2745
Dates/Time:
Please call for details.
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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:
Apr. 18, 2018 (Wed), 5:30-8:30 p.m. (day 1)
May. 16, 2018 (Wed), 5:30-8:30 p.m. (day 2)
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Gallup RAFT Trainings - McKinley County
Location: CYFD, 1720 East Aztec, Gallup, NM 87301
Contact: (505) 863-9556
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) 391-3500
More Info: To view printable flyer (in PDF format), click here.
Dates/Time:
Traditional RAFT
Jun. 16, 2018 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (day 1)
Jun. 23, 2018 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (day 2)
Jul. 14, 2018 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (day 3)
Jul. 21, 2018 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (day 4)

Sep. 15, 2018 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (day 1)
Sep. 22, 2018 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (day 2)
Oct. 13, 2018 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (day 3)
Oct. 20, 2018 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (day 4)

Blended Learning Training
Apr. 4, 2018 (Wed), 3 p.m.-5 p.m. (session 1)
Four weeks online training
May 2, 2018 (Wed), 3 p.m.-5 p.m. (session 2)

Aug. 1, 2018 (Wed), 3 p.m.-5 p.m. (session 1)
Four weeks online training
Aug 29, 2018 (Wed), 3 p.m.-5 p.m. (session 2)

Nov. 11, 2018 (Wed), 3 p.m.-5 p.m. (session 1)
Four weeks online training
Dec. 12, 2018 (Wed), 3 p.m.-5 p.m. (session 2)
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Las Cruces RAFT Trainings - Doña Ana County
Location: CYFD, 760 Motel Blvd., Suite A, Las Cruces, NM
Contact: (575) 386-9528
More Info: Participants need to call in advance to register. To view printable flyer (in PDF format), click here.
Dates/Time:

Informational Meetings
Jun. 5, 2018 (Tue), 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Jul. 3, 2018 (Tue), 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Aug. 7, 2018 (Tue), 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Sep. 4, 2018 (Tue), 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Nov. 6, 2018 (Tue), 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Dec. 4, 2018 (Tue), 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Blended RAFT
Jul. 3, 2018 (Tue), 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. (Day 1)
Jul. 31, 2018 (Tue), 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. (Day 2)
Oct. 2, 2018 (Tue), 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. (Day 1)
Oct. 30, 2018 (Tue), 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. (Day 2)
Dec. 4, 2018 (Tue), 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. (Day 1)
Jan. 8, 2019 (Tue), 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. (Day 2)

Traditional RAFT
Apr. 21, 2018 (Sat), 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (Day 1, Spanish)
Apr. 28, 2018 (Sat), 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (Day 2, Spanish)
May 12, 2018 (Sat), 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (Day 3, Spanish)
May 19, 2018 (Sat), 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (Day 4, Spanish)
Jun. 2, 2018 (Sat), 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (Day 1)
Jun. 9, 2018 (Sat), 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (Day 2)
Jun. 16, 2018 (Sat), 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (Day 3)
Jun. 23, 2018 (Sat), 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (Day 4)
Sep. 8, 2018 (Sat), 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (Day 1)
Sep. 15, 2018 (Sat), 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (Day 2)
Sep. 29, 2018 (Sat), 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (Day 3)
Oct. 6, 2018 (Sat), 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (Day 4)
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Las Vegas RAFT Trainings - San Miguel County
Location: CYFD, 2518 Ridge Runner Rd., Las Vegas, NM
Contact: (505) 425-9335
Dates/Time:
Please call for details.
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Los Lunas RAFT Trainings - Valcenia County
Location: CYFD, 750 Morris Rd., Los Lunas, NM 87031
Contact: (505) 866-2300
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:
Traditional RAFT
June 7, 2018 (Thu), 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. (day 1)
Four weeks online training
July 5, 2018 (Thu), 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. (day 2)

August 9, 2018 (Thu), 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. (day 1)
Four weeks online training
September 6, 2018 (Thu), 5:30 p.m.-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) 469-6125 | RSVP to Vanessa Medina
More info: To view printable flyer (in PDF format), click here.
Dates/Time:
Class 1 - Saturdays 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Aug. 4, 2018 (day 1)
Aug. 11, 2018 (day 2)
Aug. 18, 2018 (day 3)
Aug. 25, 2018 (day 4)

Blended Learning Training
Feb. 10, 2018 (Sat), 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (session 1)
Four weeks online training
Mar. 10, 2018 (Sat), 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (session 2)

May 8, 2018 (Tue), 5 p.m.-8:30 p.m. (session 1)
Four weeks of online training
Jun. 5, 2018 (Tue), 5 p.m.-8:30 p.m. (session 2)

Oct. 16, 2018 (Tue), 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (session 1)
Four weeks of online training
Nov. 13, 2018 (Tue), 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (session 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.
Dates/Time:
Blended Learning Training
Feb. 26, 2018 (Mon), 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. (session 1)
Four weeks online training
Apr. 9, 2018 (Mon), 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. (session 2)

May 7, 2018 (Mon), 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. (session 1)
Four weeks of online training
Jun. 11, 2018 (Mon), 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. (session 2)

Jul. 23, 2018 (Mon), 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. (session 1)
Four weeks of online training
Aug. 27, 2018 (Mon), 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. (session 2)

Oct. 1, 2018 (Mon), 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. (session 1)
Four weeks of online training
Nov. 5, 2018 (Mon), 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. (session 2)
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Ruidoso RAFT Trainings - Lincoln County
Location: CYFD, 507 Mechem Drive, Ruidoso, NM 88345
Contact: (575) 415-7891
Dates/Time:
Please call for details.
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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:
Please call for details.
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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:
Please call for details.
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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
Dates/Time:
Please call for details.
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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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