CYFD Headline Highlights: May 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.


American Indian Foster Children Tougher To Place

By Matt Andazola, Albuquerque Journal - Sunday, May 6, 2012
It is important to have American Indian children in CYFD custody placed in American Indian homes, but finding appropriate foster homes is a challenge.

Child Neglect Another Problem for Sunland Park

By Brian Fraga, Las Cruces Sun-News - Sunday, May 6, 2012
CYFD case workers are busy assisting families in need during current wave of child abuse cases in Sunland Park.

Kids Deserve Better Than Trash Bags

By Joline Gutierrez Krueger, Albuquerque Journal - Monday, May 7, 2012
Teenage daughter of a social worker is the driving force behind an effort to collect luggage for children rescued from neglectful or abusive homes.

Invest in Keeping Our Children Safe

By By Kate Dixon, NM Child Abuse Prevention Task Force (guest columnist), Albuquerque Journal - Monday, May 7, 2012
Column urges state government to invest in home visiting and early childhood programs to help prevent involvement in protective services and juvenile justice later.