New Project Supports Child Welfare Supervisors in New Mexico
NCCD is partnering with Casey Family Programs to develop a framework for supervisors in the New Mexico Children, Youth, and Families Department (CYFD). This framework will help supervisors support staff in their day-to-day work and encourage rigorous, balanced assessment of danger and safety with families.
The project began with a pilot training of the supervisory practice framework in February. Pilot training participants included Cabinet Secretary Monique Jacobson, who leads CYFD. Division Director Francine L. Anaya of CYFD also attended.
In addition, NCCD is working with CYFD to update their Structured Decision Making®
safety and risk assessments, including a local risk validation. Together, these strategies are designed to help improve outcomes for vulnerable children and their families in New Mexico.
Pilot training participants are pictured above, along with NCCD project staff Lynnā McPhatter-Harris, Catherine Paradisin, Jess Haven, and Phil Decter.