CYFD Headline Highlights: March 2015


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.


Mental health: Gaps remain in juvenile mental health care

Las Cruces Sun-News - Monday, March 2, 2015
National studies, state assessments focus on mental health and available services for youth in juvenile justice systems.

Governor supports CYFD caseworker bills

By Rick Nathanson, Albuquerque Journal - Thursday, March 5, 2015
Safety and retention of CYFD protective services caseworkers made a priority in legislative session by Gov. Susana Martinez.

Bipartisan bills for social workers

By Steve Terrell, Santa Fe New Mexican - Thursday, March 5, 2015
Proposed legislation in the state House aims to help employees repay student loans and increase penalties for assault.

Las Cruces Public Schools: Take time to report suspected child abuse

By Oscar Ramos for the Las Cruces Sun-News - Monday, March 9, 2015
It is every New Mexican's responsibility to report child abuse or neglect.

Editorial: Keeping caseworkers here and safe key to safer kids

Albuquerque Journal Editorial Board - Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Two House bills are designed to attract and retain CYFD protective services caseworkers.

Senate confirms Monique Jacobson as CYFD secretary

By Deborah Baker, Albuquerque Journal - Monday, March 16, 2015
State senators show overwhelming confidence in new CYFD cabinet secretary's management and leadership skills.

Dept. of Health: Our kids are shrinking, and that's a good thing

By David Morgan, Dept. of Health for Las Cruces Sun-News - Monday, March 23, 2015
State's childhood obesity rates have dropped 20 percent over last five years.

Home visiting in NM reduces potential for child abuse, experts say

By Heath Haussamen, New Mexico In Depth for Las Cruces Sun-News - Monday, March 23, 2015
State representative outlines need for more funding for program designed to help new parents.