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LA FAMILIA HONORS TREATMENT FOSTER PARENTS

Albuquerque: Officials at La Familia, Inc. announced plans to host a luncheon for their Treatment Foster Parents to celebrate National Foster Care Month held each May.

La Familia was founded in 1987 to be “The Children’s Safety Net.” In 1991, the Treatment Foster Care (TFC) program was formed to focus on the special needs and behavioral challenges of children. This is accomplished through the establishment of a therapeutic milieu in a home environment, advocacy in the community and collaboration with therapeutic providers.

Working closely with the Children, Youth and Families Department, La Familia places abused or neglected children into nurturing environments provided by over 60 compassionate foster parent families that are recruited, trained, licensed and supported by agency therapists, treatment coordinators and staff to help these children overcome their troubled childhoods and realize their full potential, from infant to age 20.
 
Pictured here are (l-r) Rose Whitson, Nancy Dalton, Gabriella Duncan, Kate Banks, Kathi Flippen, Rose Gallegos
All are Treatment Foster Care Parents at La Familia and have been in that role for the past twelve years
 
“We have many success stories,” says Jennifer Minarsich-Noble, La Familia’s Director of Treatment Foster Care. “Our dedicated families take the time to offer comfort, provide support, give advice and make meaningful connections with these children struggling with life’s challenges.”

“The La Familia staff wants our families to know how much their time and efforts are appreciated,” says Jennifer, “and this parent appreciation lunch scheduled for May 18th, is just a small token to honor the immense contributions made by these unsung heroes!”

Learn More About The Treatment Foster Care Program

LA FAMILIA BOARD MEMBER HONORED WITH FELLOWSHIP

Officials at La Familia, Inc. announced that Sarah Parks, a La Familia Board Member has recently been awarded the prestigious Bergstrom Child Welfare Law Summer Fellowship.

Sarah Parks, a 1L, will be spending the summer at Pegasus Legal Services to Children in Albuquerque as a direct result of receiving this fellowship which encourages law students to pursue careers in child welfare law.

The fellowship, offered by the University of Michigan Law School was presented to 26 law students nationwide and kicked off a three-day training session at Ann Arbor, MI.

At Pegasus, Ms. Parks will be working on a variety of children’s legal issues, and while attending law school Ms. Parks wants to focus her studies on adoption and child advocacy law.

La Familia, Inc. was founded in 1987 with the mission to be “The Children’s Safety Net.” “We imagine a New Mexico where every child is healthy, safe and thriving and where all children develop to their potential”, says President and CEO Beverly Nomberg.

“La Familia is privileged to have Sarah Parks on our Board of Directors, and is proud of her having received this prestigious award.”
 
Ms. Sarah Parks – ‘Bergstrom Child Welfare
Law Summer Fellowship’ recipient