Support For
New Mexico
Youth and Families

Seeking help is the first step in making a positive change. In New Mexico, youth and families have access to a network of programs that support mental health, behavioral health and overall well-being. Our goal is to bring those programs together into one place, so families know what is available to them and how to access care.

Systems of Care

WHAT IS A SYSTEM OF CARE?

A system of care is not a specific type of program or service. Instead, it is an approach that combines a broad range of services, supports and stakeholders into operating under the same guiding principles:

  • Family driven
  • Individualized
  • Youth guided
  • Least restrictive
  • Accessible
  • Strengths based
  • Evidence informed
  • Culturally and linguistically humble
  • Community based
  • Collaborative and coordinated

The systems of care approach seek to organize services, supports and stakeholders in responding to the behavioral needs of communities in a coordinated manner.

In New Mexico this approach is being modeled through Governance meetings held at the local and state level. Through this process new initiatives such as Behavioral Health Respite, Children’s Mobile Response, Family and Youth Peer Support and others are being developed.

If you would like more information regarding Systems of Care in New Mexico, please visit the Center of Innovation SOC page.

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Domestic Violence Services

When someone you trust hurts you or makes you feel afraid, you can’t thrive.

Throughout the state of New Mexico, 28 programs and shelters are designed to improve well-being and reduce future violence for children and adults surviving domestic violence, family violence, and dating violence. 

Family Peer Support

The Family Peer Support program is designed to connect families who can support and help one another. The program trains and empowers parents and primary caregivers who have the lived experience of raising a child who has emotional, behavioral, mental health and/or substance use problems to help other parents and caregivers. Family peer support workers help families gain knowledge, skills and confidence as they navigate child-serving systems.

Infant Mental Health

The Infant Mental Health Child Parent Psychotherapy program provides services for infants and young children, ages 0-5, and their families. Infant mental health services help people recover and heal after stressful and traumatic events. The program supports family relationships, builds the bond between child and caregiver, and respects family and cultural values. 

Multisystemic Therapy

Multisystemic Therapy (MST®) is a scientifically proven program for youth at risk of out-of-home placement due to the behaviors and/or substance use the youth is engaging in. 

  • MST® addresses the environments that impact youth engaging in risky behaviors: homes and families, schools and teachers, neighborhoods and friends. 
  • MST® therapists work in the home, school and community to provide parents and caregivers with the tools they need to transform the lives of their children. 
  • Research demonstrates that MST® reduces risky behaviors of youth. 
  • At the close of treatment, on average, 87% of youth who have engaged in MST® have no new arrests. 

NM High
Fidelity
Wraparound

NM High Fidelity Wraparound is an approach to care coordination that builds on the collaboration of a committed group of family, friends, community and professionals. Wraparound mobilizes strengths, resources, services, and the community to develop a plan of care that best fits a family’s vision, strengths, needs and story.

NM High Fidelity Wraparound prioritizes putting youth and families in the driver’s seat of their care while working in collaboration with those around a youth and family. It does this through the use of the Wraparound values: 

  • Youth and family voice and choice
  • Cultural and linguistic humility 
  • Community based
  • Outcome based 
  • Natural supports 
  • Collaboration 
  • Normalization 
  • Individualization 
  • Strengths based 
  • Perseverance 
  • Holistic 

Peer to Peer Warmline

You are not alone. No matter what you are going through, the New Mexico Peer-to-Peer Warmline is here to offer emotional support for children, youth, teens, parents, grandparents, caregivers, and other adults. Peer-to-Peer Warmline specialists are real people who have been there, and are here to hear you when you need to talk or want information on resources available in the community.

Reach the New Mexico
Peer-to-Peer Warmline

1-855-4NM-7100 (466-7100)

7:00am – 11:30pm / text 6:00pm – 11:00pm

 
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