Fathers Day Fiesta in the Railyard Park

Sunday June 20

Santa Fe Railyard Park and Performance Green

Bring your families and your dancin' shoes as you get into the spirit on Father's Day when REEL FATHERS joins forces with Fan Man and Young Fathers of Santa Fe to produce Fathers Day Fiesta! - a community-wide celebration of Fathers, Sunday June 20, 1:00-10:30 PM.

It's going to be a wonderfully vibrant event with lots of fun things for families with young children and teens, Zydeco music and dance for those who love to swing out, and lots of community groups connected with children, families, and fathers. There will also be a communal ceremony honoring the fathers of Santa Fe.

REEL FATHERS is presenting two films. Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lighting Thief, which is for kids 8-18, starts the event at 1:00 at Warehouse 21. Then the culminating event - Close Encounters of the Third Kind - at 8:30, preceded by two exceptional youth videos.

Read the newspaper article reporting on the event in the attachment below.

Download this file (Father'sDay6.20.10.pdf)Fathers Day 6.20.10[Santa Fe New Mexican article]709 kB
Download this file (FathersDayFlyer.pdf)Fathers Day Fiesta[Fathers Day Flyer]1484 kB

National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day

May Mental Health Awareness Month

The National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day (Awareness Day) is a day for everyone to promote positive development of infants, toddlers, children, and youth. Communities across the country observe the day with events, youth demonstrations, and social networking campaigns to raise awareness about the importance of mental health and increase understanding of the mental health needs of children and their families.

Attached is Governor Richardson's Proclamation of May 6, 2010 as Children's Mental Health Awareness Day. Also attached are items for children: Feelings and Los Sentimientos (for Pre-K age children) and a coloring book for grades 1-3.

For more information visit: www.samhsa.gov/children

Download this file (cartoonsheet.pdf)Coloring Book[Coloring Book Grades 1-3]256 kB
Download this file (Children'sMentalHealth.pdf)Children's Mental Health[What Every Policymaker Should Know]301 kB
Download this file (FeelingsBook.pdf)Feelings[Feelings - English]1895 kB
Download this file (flyer1_infant_mental_health_FINAL.pdf)Flyer[Infant Mental Health flyer]650 kB
Download this file (LosSentimientos.pdf)Los Sentimientos[Feelings - Spanish]1573 kB
Download this file (Press Release.Children'sMentalHealthAweareness.doc)NM Press Release[Press Release Children's Mental Health Awareness Day]66 kB
Download this file (Proclamation.Children'sMentalHealthAwarenessDay.pdf)NM Proclamation[Proclamation Children's Mental Health Awareness Day]244 kB
Download this file (Success in Schools Flyer (2).pdf)Flyer[Success in School]685 kB
Download this file (System of Care Flyer (2).pdf)Flyer[System of Care]662 kB

Town Hall: Who's Caring for Our Babies?

Town Hall: Who's Caring for Our Babies?

Tuesday, May 25th, 6:00-7:30 PM

Join a discussion on childcare and education for infants/toddlers in Santa Fe. Without high quality childcare and education in the first three years of life, children start preschool and kindergarten already behind - and often remain that way for the rest of their lives.  Come to the Southside Library, 6599 Jaguar Dr., Santa Fe, NM 87507.

Download this file (Flyer for Infant Care Town Hall - Spanish.pdf)Quien cuida a nuestros bebes?[Flyer - Spanish]481 kB
Download this file (Flyer for Infant Care Town Hall.pdf)Who's Caring for Our Babies?[Flyer - English]580 kB

NM Well Woman 2010

New Mexico Well Woman 2010:

Celebrating National Women's Health Week May 9-15

The 11th annual National Women's Health Week will kick off on Mother's Day, May 9, 2010 and will be celebrated until May 15, 2010. National Women's Health Week empowers women to make their health a top priority. With the theme "It's Your Time," the nationwide initiative encourages women to take simple steps for a longer, healthier, and happier life. During National Women's Health Week, communities, businesses, government, health organizations, and other groups work toegther to educate women about steps they can take to improve their physical and mental health and lower their risks of certain diseases.

It is important to celebrate National Women's Health Week to remind women that taking care of themselves is esential to living longer, healthier, and happier lives. Women are often the caregivers for their spouses, children, and parents and forget to focus on their own health. Research shows that when women take care of themselves, the health of their family improves.

The New Mexico Office of the Governor's Council on Women's Health is highlighting and hosting a series of events that promote health and wellness, safe families and relationships, financial security for women, leadership, and education. Go to www.nmwellwoman.com for more information on events in New Mexico. 

National Child Abuse Prevention Month

National Child Abuse Prevention Month

April 2010

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Attached is a calendar of 30 Ways to Strengthen Families. Visit the 2010 National Child Abuse Prevention Month website to find resources and strategies for engaging communites and supporting families. The site features:

  • Strengthening Families and Communities: 2010 Resource Guide, a guide to help service providers strengthen families by promoting key protective factors that prevent abuse.
  • A calendar with activities for each day related to the Five Protective Factors that help protect children and strengthen families.
  • A video showing how Child Welfare Information Gateway helps connect professionals with information and resources on preventing child abuse and neglect.


Also attached are "Twelve Alternatives to Lashing Out at Your Child" in English and Spanish. Included is Advice for New Moms and Dads from the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department.

Download this file (april_2010_calendar_eng.pdf)April 2010 Calendar[National Child Abuse Prevention Month April 2010]394 kB
Download this file (tips-ENGLISH.pdf)12 Tips - English[12 Alternatives to Lashing Out at Your Child - English]1841 kB
Download this file (tipsSPANISH.pdf)12 Tips - Spanish[12 Alternatives to Lashing Out at Your Child - Spanish]1809 kB

Prescription Trails

Prescription TRAILS

Get Up and Get Moving!

Saturday, April 24, 2010, 9:00-12:00

Santa Fe Prescription Trails joins Keep Santa Fe Beautiful for the Great American Cleanup Day, Saturday, April 24, 9:00-12:00. There will be a free picnic at noon for all volunteers at Nancy Rodrigues Center, 1 Prairie Dog Loop, near Agua Fria Community Park. Call 476-7614 to volunteer and get more information.

Download this file (PT Flyer - spring 2010 Eng.doc)Prescription Trails: Get Up and Get Moving[Keep Santa Fe Beautiful]651 kB

2010 Week of the Young Child

2010 Week of the Young Child - Celebration and Resource Fair

April 10, 2010

Tiguex Park in Old Town Albuquerque 


Putting the spotlight on all our successful Early Childhood organizations and programs. Come join the fun* and learn about resources to support families and young children in our community. (*Music, troubadors, activities, video interviews, and new ways to play)

Organized by Kiwanis of Albuquerque

Download this file (General Invite - English.pdf)Week of the Young Child Invitation -English[Invitation - English]211 kB
Download this file (General Invite - Spanish.pdf)Week of the Young Child Invitation - Spanish[Invitation - Spanish]196 kB

Stepfamilies Conference & Youth Event

Step Families Conference and Youth Event

April 10, 2010, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

For parents and youth (ages 12-18 years) in blended families. Come together for a day of learning about successful step families. See the attached flier for more information.

Download this file (Stepfamily Conference Combined Youth Adult flyer.pdf)Step Families Conference[Conference April 10, 2010]142 kB

Family Leadership Conference

6th Annual FLAN Conference

April 8-9, 2010

Isleta Casino & Resort, Albuquerque

The conference offers opportunities to:

  • Learn more about family involvement, NCLB & IDEA
  • Gain insight and tools to naviagte the medical system
  • Network with other famiies around the state
  • Make family voices count!

For further information or to register, please call: 1-800-524-5176 (toll free in NM) or 1-505-247-0192 http://www.parentsreachingout.org/

Can you say popcorn and a movie just for Dads? See the attached flyer for an exciting opportunity for Dads only.

Download this file (Reel Fathers Flyer.pdf)REEL Fathers Flyer[For Dads Only!]68 kB

2010 New Mexico Summit to End Child Homelessness

2010 New Mexico Summit to End Child Homelessness
March 25-26, 2010

Be part of creating the vision to eradicate child homelessness in New Mexico! Organized by the New Mexico Campaign to End Child Homelessness, the summit will bring together homeless service providers, children's advocates, community leaders, and state and elected officials to specifically address the issues facing New Mexico's most vulnerable population - homeless children.

 For more information go to www.familyhomelessness.org/NewMexico

Download this file (2010 NM Summit to End Child Homelessness Agenda.pdf)Agenda/NM Summit to End Child Homelessness[Agenda]32 kB
Download this file (2010 NM Summit to End Child Homelessness Invitation.pdf)2010 NM Summit to End Child Homelessness[Invitation]34 kB
Download this file (2010 NM Summit to End Child Homelessness Workshops.doc)Workshops[Workshops]59 kB

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