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New CYFD program aims to make reporting concerns easier

Erica Zucco
April 26, 2018 06:29 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The Children, Youth and Families Department is rolling out a program in childcare centers modeled after a campaign it launched in schools across the state last year.

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CYFD says their more than 700 authorized childcare centers see thousands of kids and are in a unique position to spot abuse. That's why they're introducing extra manuals and #SAFE posters in facilities across the state. The posters have the number to call – #SAFE – and a reminder to report concerns. 

"What information they need to have, signs to look out for, things that could indicate abuse and neglect, how to call, and we wanted to educate them on our process, too," CYFD Secretary Monique Jacobson said.

Teachers already get training on reporting abuse, but CYFD hopes this makes it even easier and it serves a good reminder.

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