New Mexico Fiesta Project

FAMILY ACTIVITIES

New Mexico FIESTA plans and coordinates social opportunities for adoptive parents and their children. Activities include holiday gatherings, sporting and cultural events and more...

LENDING LIBRARY

Information is provided through a comprehensive lending library of books and videos for adoptive parents, children and professionals. A listing of available materials can be found on the website, in addition to a statewide resource manual of service providers recommended by adoptive families. The website has additional information for LGBT and Spanish speaking families.
 
NM Fiesta Project
NM FIESTA PROJECT WEBSITE

EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS

Educational workshops are scheduled in each region of the state on a quarterly basis. These workshops build on the information provided in preadoption education. Sessions include attachment, discipline, therapeutic parenting, positive adoption language, open adoption, cultural identity development and therapeutic crisis intervention strategies and more. If you feel you would like more education and training in a particular area, please feel free to contact one of the family contacts and talk to them about your needs. You're not alone and you're not forgotten. If you have a need, odds are someone else in the New Mexico area has that same need and we can put together training in just about any area.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Support groups are held each month in every region of the state. Groups are facilitated by experienced, enthusiastic adoptive parents called Family Contacts (FCs). Groups are also provided for extended family members and children. Family Contacts can be reached on tollfree warmlines to provide encouragement and resources.

TRAINING EVENTS

Training events are held throughout the year for families, educators and social service professionals on topics including: transracial adoption, talking with kids about adoption, neurobiological aspects of attachment, grief and loss.

ADOPTIVE FAMILIES

Adoptive families from all over New Mexico are eligible to participate in the FIESTA project. All of New Mexico's Adoptive Families including Single parents, LGBT families and Spanish speaking families are welcome.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

For more information please visit the New Mexico Fiesta Project website.
www.nmfiesta.blogspot.com