Relative, Adoptive, Foster Parent Trainings (RAFT)

Announcement:

New Mexico Department of Health has confirmed cases of the Novel Coronavirus in New Mexico. At this time, CYFD is postponing Relative, Adoptive, Foster Parent Trainings for all counties listed below. CYFD has worked with DOH to develop a fact sheet that is meant to be distributed to our clients, partners—anyone you work with who needs information specific to the coronavirus outbreak as it directly relates to New Mexico. This information and more is also available at https://cv.nmhealth.org/, and on our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Fact Sheet page.

 


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 | Estancia | 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 - Otero County
Location: CYFD, 2200 Indian Wells Rd. Alamogordo, NM 88310
Contact: (575) 430-6267, (575) 415-7891, or (575) 430-0994
More Info: Participants need to call in advance to register. To view printable flyer (in PDF format), click here. Childcare is not available.
Dates/Time:
Informational Meetings
Nov. 19, 2019 (Tue), 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Dec. 17, 2019 (Tue), 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Blended RAFT
TBA

Traditional RAFT
Nov. 2, 2019 (Sat), 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (Day 1)
Nov. 9, 2019 (Sat), 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (Day 2)
Nov. 30, 2019 (Sat), 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (Day 3)
Dec. 7, 2019 (Sat), 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (Day 4)

Mandated Training (for currently licensed families)
Location: 2200 Indian Wells Road, Suite A, Alamogordo, NM 88310
Contact: Please RSVP - (575) 434-5950 or (575) 257-9217.
More info: Space is limited. Childcare is not available.
Dates/Time:
Must attend all six sessions:
TBA
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Albuquerque RAFT Trainings - Bernalillo County
Location: CYFD, 1031 Lamberton Pl NE, Albuquerque NM 87107
Contact: (505) 841-7800
More Info: See below. Childcare is not available.

Please note we will still continue to have RAFT Classes using an online Module for the month of May 2020. In light of the current COVID-19 crisis, we will be doing the training using an online module. The training will be via ZOOM, this allows for a video call to be done so you can see the powerpoint presentations. Please have families download this free app ahead of time to avoid delays the morning of the training. The information below will be the Zoom login information for both days one and two. Please send this to all of your families needing to complete RAFT.

The training Saturday, May 2nd and May 30th from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM.

This is a lot of information to cover, so please have families plan for a number of hours to be on phone or computer. Since they are able to be on the phone please go ahead and have families eat lunch while the training is going on. The sign in information is listed below. I encourage they download it ahead of time and create a profile.

DAY 1 - May 2nd
Jessica Hunter is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: RAFT Day 1 - Online training Module
Time: May 2, 2020 09:00 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/305124232

Meeting ID: 305 124 232

DAY 2 - May 30th
Jessica Hunter is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: RAFT Day 2 - Online training Module
Time: May 30, 2020 09:00 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/879206963

Meeting ID: 879 206 963

Informational Meetings
More Info: This is a meeting for community members wanting information on how to become a foster parent.
Contact Info: Robert Blankenship, Foster Parent Navigator, RobertF.Blankenship@state.nm.us.
Dates/Time: 
2nd Tuesday of every month at 6:00 p.m.

RAFT Trainings
More Info: These trainings are for people interested in becoming foster parents, they are required to become licensed.
Contact: Please direct any questions to Jessica.Hunter2@state.nm.us. No RSVP required.
Dates/Time: 
We offer two different types of classes:

  • Blended RAFT which is a combination of two in-person classes with online coursework in between.
  • Regular RAFT which is four classes, all in person, for people that might benefit from a smaller class with no online coursework.

Blended RAFT
You MUST attend both days in consecutive order to receive a certificate. Childcare is not available and it is not appropriate for children under 17 to attend. Class is from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., please arrive between 8:45-9:00 a.m. so class can begin on time. Doors are locked at 9:05 a.m.
Nov. 2, 2019 (Sat) (Day 1)
Nov. 16, 2019 (Sat) (Day 2)

Feb. 8, 2020 (Sat) (Day 1)
Feb. 29, 2020 (Sat) (Day 2)

Mar. 7, 2020 (Sat) (Day 1)
Mar. 28, 2020 (Sat) (Day 2)

May 2, 2020 (Sat) (Day 1)
May 30, 2020 (Sat) (Day 2)

Jun. 6, 2020 (Sat) (Day 1)
Jun. 27, 2020 (Sat) (Day 2)

Aug. 1, 2020 (Sat) (Day 1)
Aug. 29, 2020 (Sat) (Day 2)

Sep. 5, 2020 (Sat) (Day 1)
Sep. 26, 2020 (Sat) (Day 2)

Nov. 7, 2020 (Sat) (Day 1)
Dec. 5, 2020 (Sat) (Day 2)

Regular RAFT
You MUST attend all four days in consecutive order to receive a certificate. Childcare is not available. Class is from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. with lunch from 12 p.m. -1 p.m.

Jan. 4, 2020 (Sat) (Day 1)
Jan. 11, 2020 (Sat) (Day 2)
Jan. 18, 2020 (Sat) (Day 3)
Jan. 25, 2020 (Sat) (Day 4)

Albuquerque Mandatory Training FY2019 (for currently licensed foster parents) - Bernalillo County
Location: CYFD, 1031 Lamberton Pl NE, Albuquerque NM 87107
Contact: (505) 841-7800
More Info: This is a 12-hour training. Electives will no longer be offered. Childcare is NOT available. No RSVP required.

Classes A - G have already finished

Class H - J have already finished

Class K - cancelled

Class L
Thursday's 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
February (2020) 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th

Class M
Saturday's 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
April (2020) 4th and 18th

Albuquerque CPR - Bernalillo County
Location: Dorothy Posey's office
Contact: Dorothy Posey Tel: 505-888-5737 Cell: 505-220-6692
More Info: Cost is $25/person.
Dates/Time: Call Dorothy Posey to schedule.
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Carlsbad RAFT Trainings - Eddy County
Location: CYFD, 901 DeBaca St., Carlsbad, NM 88220
Contact: Blanca Villa (575) 748-1221 or Mary Mason (575) 887-3576
More Info: Class location - 901 De Baca, Carlsbad, NM. Classes are mandatory for household members 17 and over. To view printable flyer (in PDF format), click here. Childcare is not available.
Dates/Time:
Regular RAFT
Jan. 18, 2020 (Sat), 9 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  & 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. (Day 1)
Jan. 25, 2020 (Sat), 9 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  & 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. (Day 2)
Feb. 8, 2020 (Sat), 9 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  & 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. (Day 3)
Feb. 15, 2020 (Sat), 9 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  & 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. (Day 4)

Blended Online Learning
Mar. 12, 2020 (Thu), 5 p.m.-8:00 p.m. (Day 1)
Four weeks online training
Apr. 9, 2020 (Thu), 5 p.m.-8:00 p.m. (Day 2)

Regular Raft
Jun. 20, 2020 (Sat), 9 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  & 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. (Day 1)
Jun. 27, 2020 (Sat), 9 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  & 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. (Day 2)
Jul. 11, 2020 (Sat), 9 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  & 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. (Day 3)
Jul. 18, 2020 (Sat), 9 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  & 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. (Day 4)

Blended Online Learning
Aug. 27, 2020 (Thu), 5 p.m.-8:00 p.m. (Day 1)
Four weeks online training
Sep. 24, 2020 (Thu), 5 p.m.-8:00 p.m. (Day 2)

Regular Raft
Oct. 17, 2020 (Sat), 9 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  & 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. (Day 1)
Oct. 24, 2020 (Sat), 9 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  & 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. (Day 2)
Nov. 7, 2020 (Sat), 9 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  & 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. (Day 3)
Nov. 14, 2020 (Sat), 9 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  & 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. (Day 4)

Mandated Training (for currently licensed families)
Location: See below.
Contact: Please RSVP - (575) 887-3576.
More info: Space is limited. Childcare is not available.
Dates/Time:
Must attend all six sessions:
Location: 901 DeBaca Street, Carlsbad, NM
TBA

Location: 2219 W Main, Artesia, NM
TBA

Location: 901 DeBaca Street, Carlsbad, NM
Aug. 17, 2019 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (Session 1 - The Impact of Trauma, Abuse, & Neglect, Session 2 - Understanding Behavior, Session 3 - Building Relationships)
Aug. 24, 2019 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (Session 4 - Regulation, Session 5 - Self-Development and Identity, Session 6 - Endings and Beginnings)
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Clovis RAFT Trainings - Curry County
Location: CYFD, 221 W. Llano Estacado, Clovis, NM
Contact: Janelle Pacheco, (575) 218-0060
More Info: RAFT pre-service training for Curry and Roosevelt counties. RAFT training is mandatory for any household member 17 years of age and older. To view printable flyer (in PDF format), click here. Chilcare is not available.
Dates/Time:
Traditional RAFT
TBA

Blended RAFT
Jan. 7, 2020 (Tue), 4 p.m.-7 p.m. (Day 1)
Mandatory Online Training
Feb. 4, 2020 (Tue), 4 p.m.-7 p.m. (Day 2)

Apr. 7, 2020 (Tue), 4 p.m.-7 p.m. (Day 1)
Mandatory Online Training
May 5, 2020 (Tue), 4 p.m.-7 p.m. (Day 2)

Jul. 7, 2020 (Tue), 4 p.m.-7 p.m. (Day 1)
Mandatory Online Training
Aug. 5, 2020 (Tue), 4 p.m.-7 p.m. (Day 2)

Oct. 6, 2020 (Tue), 4 p.m.-7 p.m. (Day 1)
Mandatory Online Training
Nov. 3, 2020 (Tue), 4 p.m.-7 p.m. (Day 2)

Mandated Training (for currently licensed families)
Location: 221 W. Llano Estacado, Clovis, NM
Contact: Please RSVP to Janelle Pacheco at (575) 218-0060.
More info: Space is limited. Childcare is not available.
Dates/Time:
Must attend all six sessions:
TBA
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Deming RAFT Trainings - Luna County
Location: CYFD, 918 E. Pear St., Deming, NM
Contact: (575) 546-6557
More Info: Participants need to call in advance to register. To view printable flyer (in PDF format), click here. Childcare is not available.
Dates/Time:
Informational Meetings
Jul. 10, 2019 (Wed), 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Aug. 7, 2019 (Wed), 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Sep. 11, 2019 (Wed), 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Oct. 9, 2019 (Wed), 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Nov. 6, 2019 (Wed), 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Blended RAFT
Mar. 23, 2019 (Sat), 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. (Day 1)
Jun. 1, 2019 (Sat), 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. (Day 2)
Sep. 7, 2019 (Sat), 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. (Day 3)
Dec. 7, 2019 (Sat), 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. (Day 4)

Mandated Training (for currently licensed families)
Location: 918 Pear Street, Deming, NM
Contact: Please RSVP - (575) 546-6557.
More info: Space is limited. Childcare is not available.
Dates/Time:
Must attend all six sessions:
Aug. 3, 2019 (Sat), 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (Session 1 - The Impact of Trauma, Abuse, & Neglect, Session 2 - Understanding Behavior, Session 3 - Building Relationships)
Aug. 17, 2019 (Sat), 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (Session 4 - Regulation, Session 5 - Self-Development and Identity, Session 6 - Endings and Beginnings)
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Española RAFT Trainings - Rio Arriba County
Location: CYFD, 912 N. Railroad Ave., Espanola, NM
Contact: Please RSVP to Pita Salazar (505) 901-0208.
More Info: RAFT is a blended learning experience, a course with two face to face classroom sessions and four web-based sessions. To view printable flyer (in PDF format), click here for the 2019 schedule or click here for the 2020 schedule. Childcare is not available.
Dates/Time:
Blended Learning Training
Oct. 8, 2019 (Tue), 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. (Information Meeting)
Nov.5, 2019 (Tue), 5 p.m.-8 p.m. (Session 1)
Dec. 3, 2019 (Tue), 5 p.m.-8 p.m. (Session 2)

Jan. 7, 2020 (Tue), 5:00 p.m.-8 p.m. (Session1)
Feb. 4, 2020 (Tue), 5:00 p.m.-8 p.m. (Session 2)

Feb. 26, 2020 (Wed), 9:00 a.m.-12 p.m. (Session1)
Mar. 25, 2020 (Wed), 9:00 a.m.-12 p.m. (Session 2)

Apr. 7, 2020 (Tue), 5 p.m.-8 p.m. (Session 1)
May 5, 2020 (Tue), 5 p.m.-8 p.m. (Session 2)

May 27, 2020 (Wed), 9:00 a.m.-12 p.m. (Session1)
Jun. 24, 2020 (Wed), 9:00 a.m.-12 p.m. (Session 2)

Jul. 7, 2020 (Tue), 5 p.m.-8 p.m. (Session 1)
Aug. 4, 2020 (Tue), 5 p.m.-8 p.m. (Session 2)

Aug. 26, 2020 (Wed), 9:00 a.m.-12 p.m. (Session1)
Sep. 23, 2020 (Wed), 9:00 a.m.-12 p.m. (Session 2)

Oct. 6, 2020 (Tue), 5 p.m.-8 p.m. (Session 1)
Nov. 3, 2020 (Tue), 5 p.m.-8 p.m. (Session 2)

Nov. 18, 2020 (Wed), 9:00 a.m.-12 p.m. (Session1)
Dec. 16, 2020 (Wed), 9:00 a.m.-12 p.m. (Session 2)

Mandated Training (for currently licensed families)
Location: 912 North Railroad Avenue, Espanola, NM 87532.
Contact: Please RSVP to Pita Salazar (505) 901-0208.
More info: If another county would like for their foster parents to attend any of the above trainings please contact Pita at above number for availability prior to the training. There is limited room in the conference room and Rio Arriba/Los Alamos foster parents will be priority. Childcare is not available.
Dates/Time:
TBA
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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: Blended Learning RAFT is two (Day1 & 2) 3- hour sessions face-to-face training along with approximately 12 hours web based learning. To view a printable flyer (in PDF format), click here. Childcare is not available.
Dates/Time:
Blended RAFT
Oct. 30, 2019 (Wed), 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. (Day 1, Part 1 Orientation, Part 2 RAFT Training)
Four weeks online training
Nov. 20, 2019 (Wed), 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. (Day 2, Part 3 RAFT Training)

Jan. 15, 2020 (Wed), 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. (Day 1, Part 1 Orientation, Part 2 RAFT Training)
Four weeks online training
Feb. 12, 2020 (Wed), 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. (Day 2, Part 3 RAFT Training)

Apr. 15, 2020 (Wed), 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. (Day 1, Part 1 Orientation, Part 2 RAFT Training)
Four weeks online training
May 13, 2020 (Wed), 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. (Day 2, Part 3 RAFT Training)

Jul. 15, 2020 (Wed), 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. (Day 1, Part 1 Orientation, Part 2 RAFT Training)
Four weeks online training
Aug. 12, 2020 (Wed), 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. (Day 2, Part 3 RAFT Training)

Oct. 14, 2020 (Wed), 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. (Day 1, Part 1 Orientation, Part 2 RAFT Training)
Four weeks online training
Nov. 18, 2020 (Wed), 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. (Day 2, Part 3 RAFT Training)

Mandated Training (for currently licensed families)
Location: PMS Farmington Community Health Center, 1001 West Broadway, Farmington, NM
Contact: Please RSVP to Tina Ambrose at (505) 634-8569 or Barbara Archuleta at (505) 629-2591.
More info: Space is limited. Childcare is not available.
Dates/Time:
Must attend all six sessions:
TBA
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Gallup RAFT Trainings - McKinley County
Location: CYFD, 1720 East Aztec, Gallup, NM 87301
Contact: (505) 863-9556
More Info: All adults 18 or older must attend one block of Saturdays/Day 1-4 trainings in consecutive order/Blended RAFT. To view a printable flyer (in PDF format), click here. Childcare is not available.
Dates/Time:
Traditional RAFT
Feb. 8, 2020 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Day 1 and 2)
Feb. 22, 2020 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Day 3 and 4)
Mar. 7, 2020 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Day 1 and 2)
Mar. 21, 2020 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Day 3 and 4)
Apr. 4, 2020 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Day 1 and 2)
Apr. 18, 2020 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Day 3 and 4)

December 2020 & January 2021
One-on-One classes are scheduled as needed.

Blended RAFT
To be announced-scheduled as needed.
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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 a printable flyer (in PDF format), click here. Childcare is not available.
Dates/Time:
Informational Meetings
Attend prior to submitting a foster/adopt application for more information about the licensing/application process. This meeting is optional and are held at the CYFD office in Hobbs. Please call the Navigator, Lisa Weekley at 575-840-4296 to inquire about attending an Informational Meeting.

Blended RAFT
Classes will be scheduled as needed. Please call Sarah Boyd, Placement Supervisor, at 575-964-5926 for more information. You Must complete Sessions 1-2 and complete and pass all 4 online lessons and quizzes to receive a certifcate. This is required to receive a foster/adopt license. Class will be scheduled as follows:

Session 1 (3 hours face-to-face)
Four online lessons over the following consecutive four weeks.
Session 2 (3 hours face-to-face)

2020 Mandatory Foster Parent Trainings
Training is for currently licensed foster parents. These classes will be held at the Hobbs Public Library. You Must complete Days 1-2 to receive a certificate. This is required to renew/maintain an active foster/adopt license.

Feb. 1, 2020 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (Day 1) - updated
Feb. 29, 2020 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (Day 2)

Sep. 12, 2020 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (Day 1)
Sep. 26, 2020 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (Day 2)

Traditional RAFT (face-to-face)
Training is held at the CYFD office in Hobbs. Please call Sarah Boyd, Placement Supervisor, at 575-964-5926 for more information. Training is held at the CYFD office in Hobbs. You Must complete Days 1-4 to receive a certificate. This is required to receive a foster/adopt license.

Jan. 25, 2020 (Sat), 9 a.m. to 12 p.m (Day 1) | 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (Day 2)
Feb. 1, 2020 (Sat), 9 a.m. to 12 p.m (Day 3) | 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (Day 4)

Apr. 11, 2020 (Sat), 9 a.m. to 12 p.m (Day 1) | 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (Day 2)
Apr. 25, 2020 (Sat), 9 a.m. to 12 p.m (Day 3) | 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (Day 4)

Aug. 1, 2020 (Sat), 9 a.m. to 12 p.m (Day 1) | 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (Day 2)
Aug. 15, 2020 (Sat), 9 a.m. to 12 p.m (Day 3) | 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (Day 4)

Nov. 7, 2020 (Sat), 9 a.m. to 12 p.m (Day 1) | 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (Day 2)
Nov. 14, 2020 (Sat), 9 a.m. to 12 p.m (Day 3) | 1 p.m. to 4 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) 386-9528
More Info: Participants need to call in advance to register. To view printable flyer (in PDF format), click here. Childcare is not available.
Dates/Time:
Informational Meetings
Oct. 1, 2019 (Tue), 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Nov. 5, 2019 (Tue), 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Dec. 3, 2019 (Tue), 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Traditional RAFT
Oct. 12, 2019 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Day 1)
Oct. 19, 2019 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Day 2)
Oct. 26, 2019 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Day 3)
Nov. 2, 2019 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Day 4)

Oct. 12, 2019 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Spanish (Day 1 and Day 2) CANCELLED
Oct. 19, 2019 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Spanish (Day 3 and Day 4) CANCELLED

Mandated Training (for currently licensed families)
Location: 2805 Roadrunner Parkway, Las Cruces, NM 88011
Contact: Please RSVP - (575) 373-6490.
More info: There is limited space. Childcare is not available.
Dates/Time:
Must attend all six sessions:
Jul. 13, 2019 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (Session 1 - The Impact of Trauma, Abuse, & Neglect, Session 2 - Understanding Behavior, Session 3 - Building Relationships)
Jul. 17, 2019 (Wed), 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. (Session 4 - Regulation, Session 5 - Self-Development and Identity, Session 6 - Endings and Beginnings)
Jul. 18, 2019 (Thu), 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. (Session 4 - Regulation, Session 5 - Self-Development and Identity, Session 6 - Endings and Beginnings)

Aug. 24, 2019 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (Session 1 - The Impact of Trauma, Abuse, & Neglect, Session 2 - Understanding Behavior, Session 3 - Building Relationships)
Aug. 28, 2019 (Wed), 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. (Session 4 - Regulation, Session 5 - Self-Development and Identity, Session 6 - Endings and Beginnings)
Aug. 29, 2019 (Thu), 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. (Session 4 - Regulation, Session 5 - Self-Development and Identity, Session 6 - Endings and Beginnings)
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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: RAFT training is mandatory for any household member 17 years of age and older. To view printable flyer (in PDF format), click here. Chilcare is not available.
Dates/Time:
Jul. 10, 2019 (Wed.), Information Meeting, 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m.
Aug. 10, 2019 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Day 1)
Aug. 17, 2019 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Day 2)
Sep. 14, 2019 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Day 3)
Sep. 21, 2019 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Day 4)

Oct. 9, 2019 (Wed.), Information Meeting, 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m.
Nov. 9, 2019 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Day 1)
Nov. 16, 2019 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Day 2)
Dec. 7, 2019 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Day 3)
Dec. 14, 2019 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Day 4)
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Los Lunas RAFT Trainings - Valencia County
Location: CYFD, 750 Morris Rd., Los Lunas, NM 87031
Contact: (505) 866-2300
More Info: The Blended RAFT training has been cancelled. Upcoming training is to be determined. Please call the number listed above or (505) 419-9888 for details.
Dates/Time:
See above.

Mandated Training (for currently licensed families)
Location: 750 Morris Rd., Los Lunas, NM
Contact: Please RSVP to Gerri Savedra at (505) 280-8598 or Christina Montoya at (505) 258-0101.
More info: Space is limited. Childcare is not available.
Dates/Time:
See above.
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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
IMPORTANT: RAFT training change and update: We have Changed the RAFT Day 2 training from being held at the Sandoval County CYFD office on April 4th, 2020 from 9 am to 1 pm to a conference call-in training. Please call into the RAFT training using the conference line and code provided. Conference line 1-800-747-5150 Code 6462533#. If you have additional questions or need assistance you can e-mail Patricia Hale, NW Regional Navigator at patricia.hale@state.nm.us, or call at 505-419-9888 and she will be happy to assist you. Thank you for your continued interest in our foster/adoptive parent training and your patience and support of this change as we work to complete your training and continue to provide additional safety measure during this time.
Location: CYFD, 4359 Jager Drive NE, Suite D, Rio Rancho, NM 87144
Contact: (505) 252-9895 | RSVP to Melissa Garcia
More info: RAFT is two 4-hour sessions face-to-face training at the CYFD office along with 12 hours of online learning. To view detailed flyer (in PDF format), click here. Childcare is not available.
Dates/Time:
Blended RAFT
Apr. 4, 2020 (Sat), 9 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (Day 1)
Four weeks of online training
Apr. 11, 2020 (Sat), 9 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (Day 2)

May 5, 2020 (Tue), 9 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (Day 1)
Four weeks of online training
Jun. 9, 2020 (Tue), 9 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (Day 2)

Mandated Training (for currently licensed families)
Location: See flyer.
Contact: Please RSVP to Melissa Garcia, call/text (505) 252-9895 or Gwen Edmunds, call (505) 250-7567.
More info: Each class has a max of 30 attendees. Dates/Time:
Must attend both sessions:
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Roswell RAFT Trainings - Chaves County
Location: CYFD, #4 Grand Ave Plaza, Roswell, NM 88201
Contact: Sonia Sanchez at (575) 624-6071.
More Info: Training Days 1 and 2 Must be completed in consecutive order and are mandatory for any household member 17 years of age and older. To view printable flyer (in PDF format), click here. Childcare is not available.
Dates/Time:
Blended Learning Training
Feb. 3, 2020 (Mon), 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. (Day 1)
Four weeks of online training
Mar. 9, 2020 (Mon), 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. (Day 2)

Apr. 20, 2020 (Mon), 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. (Day 1)
Four weeks of online training
May 11, 2020 (Mon), 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. (Day 2)

Jun. 22, 2020 (Mon), 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. (Day 1)
Four weeks of online training
Jul. 20, 2020 (Mon), 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. (Day 2)

Aug. 24, 2020 (Mon), 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. (Day 1)
Four weeks of online training
Sep. 28, 2020 (Mon), 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. (Day 2)

Nov. 2, 2020 (Mon), 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. (Day 1)
Four weeks of online training
Dec. 2, 2020 (Mon), 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. (Day 2)

Mandated Training (for currently licensed families)
Location: 4 Grand Avenue Plaza, Roswell, NM
Contact: Please RSVP - (575) 840-5088.
More info: Space is limited. Childcare is not available.
Dates/Time:
Must attend all six sessions:
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Ruidoso RAFT Trainings - Lincoln County
Location: CYFD, 507 Mechem Drive, Ruidoso, NM 88345
Contact: (575) 415-7891
More Info: Participants need to call in advance to register. To view printable flyer (in PDF format), click here. Childcare is not available.
Dates/Time:
Informational Meetings
Jul. 9, 2019 (Tue), 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Aug. 13, 2019 (Tue), 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Sep. 10, 2019 (Tue), 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Oct. 8, 2019 (Tue), 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Nov. 12, 2019 (Tue), 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Dec. 10, 2019 (Tue), 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Blended RAFT
Jun. 6, 2019 (Thu), 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. (Day 1)
Jul. 11, 2019 (Thu), 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. (Day 2)

Aug. 15, 2019 (Thu), 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. (Day 1)
Sep. 19, 2019 (Thu), 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. (Day 2)

Oct. 17, 2019 (Thu), 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. (Day 1)
Nov. 7, 2019 (Thu), 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. (Day 2)

Traditional RAFT
Jul. 6, 2019 (Sat), 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (Day 1)
Jul. 13, 2019 (Sat), 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (Day 2)
Aug. 3, 2019 (Sat), 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (Day 3)
Aug. 10, 2019 (Sat), 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (Day 4)

Sep. 21, 2019 (Sat), 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (Day 1)
Sep. 28, 2019 (Sat), 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (Day 2)
Oct. 19, 2019 (Sat), 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (Day 3)
Oct. 26, 2019 (Sat), 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (Day 4)

Nov. 2, 2019 (Sat), 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (Day 1)
Nov. 9, 2019 (Sat), 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (Day 2)
Nov. 30, 2019 (Sat), 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (Day 3)
Dec. 7, 2019 (Sat), 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (Day 4)

Mandated Training (for currently licensed families)
Location: 507 Mechem Drive, Ruidoso, NM 88345
Contact: Please RSVP - (575) 434-5950 or (575) 257-9217.
More info: Space is limited. Childcare is not available.
Dates/Time:
Must attend all six sessions:
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Santa Fe RAFT Trainings - Santa Fe County
Location: CYFD, 1920 Fifth Street, Santa Fe, NM
Contact: Stephanie Fode-Garcia at (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. Class sessions are mandatory for any household members 18 and over. To view a printable flyer (in PDF), click here. Childcare is not available.
Dates/Time:
Blended Learning Training
Jan. 14, 2020 (Tue), 5 p.m.-8 p.m. (Session 1)
Four weeks of online training
Feb. 11, 2020 (Tue), 5 p.m.-8 p.m. (Session 2)

Feb. 26, 2020 (Wed), 5 p.m.-8 p.m. (Session 1)
Four weeks of online training
Mar. 25, 2020 (Wed), 5 p.m.-8 p.m. (Session 2)

Apr. 7, 2020 (Tue), 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (Session 1)
Four weeks of online training
May 5, 2020 (Tue), 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (Session 2)

May 27, 2020 (Wed), 5 p.m.-8 p.m. (Session 1)
Four weeks of online training
Jun. 24, 2020 (Wed), 5 p.m.-8 p.m. (Session 2)

Jul. 7, 2020 (Tue), 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (Session 1)
Four weeks of online training
Aug. 4, 2020 (Tue), 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (Session 2)

Aug. 26, 2020 (Wed), 5 p.m.-8 p.m. (Session 1)
Four weeks of online training
Sep. 23, 2020 (Wed), 5 p.m.-8 p.m. (Session 2)

Oct. 6, 2020 (Tue), 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (Session 1)
Four weeks of online training
Nov. 3, 2020 (Tue), 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (Session 2)

Nov. 18, 2020 (Wed), 5 p.m.-8 p.m. (Session 1)
Four weeks of online training
Dec. 16, 2020 (Wed), 5 p.m.-8 p.m. (Session 2)

Regular RAFT
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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 or see more information on the flyer below.
More Info: Participants need to call in advance to register. To view printable flyer (in PDF format), click here. Childcare is not available.
Dates/Time:
Informational Meetings
Jul. 24, 2019 (Wed), 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Aug. 21, 2019 (Wed), 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Sep. 25, 2019 (Wed), 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Oct. 23, 2019 (Wed), 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Nov. 20, 2019 (Wed), 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Dec. 18, 2019 (Wed), 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Traditional RAFT
TBA
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Socorro RAFT Trainings - Socorro County
Location: CYFD, 104 S. 6th Street, Socorro, NM 87801
Contact: (575) 386-9528.
More Info: Participants need to call in advance to register. To view printable flyer (in PDF format), click here. Childcare is not available.
Dates/Time:
Informational Meetings
Jul. 24, 2019 (Wed), 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Sep. 25, 2019 (Wed), 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Nov. 20, 2019 (Wed), 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Traditional RAFT
TBA
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Taos RAFT Trainings - Taos County
Location: CYFD, 1308 Gusdorf Road, Taos, NM 87571
Contact: (575) 758-887 or (575) 649-1813.
More Info: RAFT trainings: these trainings are for people interested in becoming foster parents, they are required to become licensed. All household members over the age of 17 MUST attend all four days in consecutive order to receive a certificate. Childcare is not available. Click here to open the flyer for more information.
Dates/Time:
Informational Meetings
Jul. 31, 2019 (Wed), 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m.
Sep. 25, 2019 (Wed), 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m.

Regular RAFT
Aug. 3, 2019 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Day 1)
Aug. 10, 2019 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Day 2)
Aug. 17, 2019 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Day 3)
Aug. 24, 2019 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Day 4)

Oct. 5, 2019 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Day 1)
Oct. 19, 2019 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Day 2)
Oct. 26, 2019 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Day 3)
Nov. 2, 2019 (Sat), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Day 4)
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Truth or Consequences RAFT Trainings - Sierra County
Location: CYFD, 104 S. 6th Street, Socorro, NM 87801
Contact: (575) 386-9528.
More Info: Participants need to call in advance to register. To view printable flyer (in PDF format), click here. Childcare is not available.
Dates/Time:
Informational Meetings
Jul. 24, 2019 (Wed), 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Sep. 25, 2019 (Wed), 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Nov. 20, 2019 (Wed), 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Traditional RAFT
TBA
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