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May 15, 2017
pulltogether.org / New Mexico Children Youth and Families Department

May is Foster Child Awareness Month, and The Children's Hour spoke with kids who’ve been in foster care about what it’s like. We learned even more about foster kids with New Mexico’s Children Youth and Families Department Secretary Monique Jacboson, and author Rosemary Zibart who’s book Kit Coyote tells a story about being a foster kid from the child’s point of view. 

Heath Haussamen / New Mexico In Depth

Gov. Susana Martinez delivered this year’s State of the State address on Tuesday, which also marked the start of the legislative session. 

via PullTogether.org

When state officials unveiled a $2.7 million ad campaign aimed at improving the quality of life for New Mexico kids this week, Catholic leaders responded with criticism, releasing a statement saying it takes more than advertising to fight a problem as big and as severe as child abuse.

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KUNM Call In Show 4/28 8a: 

Children who experience abuse and neglect can face lifelong challenges. In New Mexico, reports of child maltreatment have increased over the last several years. We'll discuss how local groups are working to provide families with resources to prevent these issues. 

Governor Susana Martinez outlined specifics for how New Mexico can better combat child abuse and neglect during her State of the State address today