Child Welfare

New Study Finds Food Insecurity Improving In New Mexico

159 Views  Â A new study says nearly 300,000 New Mexico residents, including almost 20-percent of children, face food insecurity on a regular basis. The new report by Hunger Free America found that from 2018 to 2020 an average of 291,489 New Mexico residents lived in food insecure homes. That means they were

Authorities find missing Roswell boy safe after nearly 2 years

328 Views  Â ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — After nearly two years, Osiel Ernesto Rico has been found safe. New Mexico State Police made the announcement Tuesday evening. In January of 2020, an Amber Alert was issued for 3-year-old Osiel. Police said he was taken from his home in Roswell by his father, Jorge Rico-Ruvira,

NMPED launches emotional learning portal

147 Views  Â SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – The state launched a new portal to help families with social and emotional issues. The Public Education Department partnered with 7 Mindsets, a national leader in online social-emotional learning solutions.

Retired supreme court justice to take over troubled CYFD

151 Views  Â Gov says she reached “mutual decision” on Blalock’s departure SANTA FE, N.M. — Children Youth and Families Secretary Brian Blalock was a no show at a news conference today when Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced that he was out of her administration. “He’s on vacation. That is why he’s

State Indian Child Welfare Act Passes New Mexico House

157 Views  Â Santa Fe, N.M. – The New Mexico House of Representatives Monday passed new legislation expanding and codifying protections for Native American children in the state’s child welfare system.   Here is a statement from the NM House Democrats: