CYFD Headline Highlights: May 2014


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.



Bringing Awareness for Foster Parents in the Area

by Alex Quintana, Alamogordo News - Saturday, May 3, 2014
In conjunction with Foster Parent Month, the Alamogordo community is pushing to bring awareness of the need for foster families.

CYFD Always Needs More Foster Families

By Elaine Tassy, Albuquerque Journal - Sunday, May 4, 2014
With over 2,000 children in foster care across the state and less than half that number of foster homes, CYFD is continuously recruiting families who can help keep children safe.

"They Needed a Mom and a Dad"

By Elaine Tassy, Albuquerque Journal - Sunday, May 4, 2014
Frank and Donna Payne have opened their home to more than 300 foster and adoptive children over the years and are a shining example of the difference a foster family can make.

Families Under Construction: Special Bonds are Formed when New Mexicans Step Up to Adopt our Community's Most Vulnerable Children

By Elaine Tassy, Albuquerque Journal - May 4, 2014
Local parents have stepped up to make a difference in their respective adoptive children's lives.

Families Encouraged to Eat Free Lunches

Deming Headlight - May 22, 2014
Children in New Mexico will be provided high-quality, nutritious meals even when school is not in session through the Summer Food Service Program.

Center for At-Risk Youth to Open Doors

By Jon Rejent, El Defensor Chieftain - May 22, 2014
New Socorro County Teen Center aims to help at-risk youth with free classes in subjects such as job readiness, parenting and anger management.

Child Abuse Cases May Reach All-Time High

By Rick Nathanson, Albuquerque Journal - May 27, 2014
Several programs at University of New Mexico Hospital aim to make a difference in both treatment and prevention.