CYFD Headline Highlights: July 2012


Following are links to selected news media reports published this month regarding CYFD issues and events. Articles will be added as they are published throughout the month.


Easing Access to Healthful Choices

By Deborah Busemeyer, Santa Fe New Mexican - Saturday, July 14, 2012
Numerous statewide and local efforts help bring combat and bring awareness to the issue of childhood obesity.

Behavioral Health Professionals to Address Abuse Issues

By Leigh Irvin, Farmington Daily Times - Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Local behavioral health collaborative brings together resources in McKinley and San Juan counties to make a difference in behavioral health and substance abuse issues.

Learning to Be A Dad ... on the Fly

By Bill Rettew and R. Braiden Trapp, Rio Grande Sun - Thursday, July 26, 2012
Las Cumbres Community Services' Padres Unidos program is helping single fathers learn to manage their issues, emotions and difficulties.

CYFD Seeks More Foster Parents

By Alex Maxwell, Farmington Daily Times - Friday, July 27, 2012
More than 2,000 children--including some 100 in San Juan County alone--are in state care and foster parents are needed to keep them in a family setting.

Truancy Accountability Court Established for Dona Ana County

By Matlin Smith, Las Cruces Sun-News - Saturday, July 28, 2012
The new Truancy Parent Accountability Court (TPAC), offering a new court-based approach to the problem of truancy in schools, will be implemented during the upcoming school year.