It has been said that grandparents are a little bit parent, a little bit teacher, and a little bit best friend. For many grandparents, the role of parent has become primary when they make the life-changing decision to raise grandchildren whose parents are unable to raise them.
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The ability to learn is an umbrella skill that will benefit a child throughout life. That is why It is imperative to find and remove barriers to learning. Children who have experienced ACEs or adverse childhood experiences may find learning especially difficult.
100% Otero is working to ensure 100% of families and residents have access to ten vital services for surviving and thriving. Survival services include medical/dental care, behavioral health care, food, housing, and transportation.
Unfortunately, many in our community can say this phrase and actually mean it. Every county in New Mexico has residents experiencing food insecurity, and some counties have segments of the population reporting hunger at least once during the month.
In an ideal world, all parents would have the ability to nurture, have coping skills, have excellent parenting skills, and have unlimited access to quality affordable health and dental care. Access to all types of resources and supports within their community would help ensure their children would survive and thrive.
The book, Anna, Age Eight, launched a movement to ensure trauma-free childhoods. The book was the catalyst for creating the Anna, Age Eight Institute and its centerpiece program called the 100% New Mexico initiative. The 100% New Mexico initiative is working to ensure 100% of families and all residents have access to ten vital services […]
What does it mean to be homeless? An Alamogordo couple recently experiencing homelessness for the first time in their 60+ years said, “The word ‘temporary’ to a homeless person is a scary word. People will offer help, but when you go by [the location provided] they hide. I felt as though I was passed from […]
When we think of events in our lives that contribute to adverse childhood experiences, we do not normally consider access to medical and dental care as a contributing factor. However, lack of access to health care or dental care may itself constitute neglect, an adverse childhood experience that can damage a child psychologically and physically.
The Behavioral Health Sector within 100% Otero is one of 10 action teams committed to supporting and improving youth mental health in Otero County. The team is comprised of individuals from various agencies and backgrounds including therapists, counselors, administrators and community individuals. We are striving to identify issues and improve services for children and their […]
100% Otero is a group of individuals in Otero County working to support children and their families so that 100% of our children can grow up to be healthy, safe, and productive. We have ten action teams, each one seeking to improve and/or expand a service vital to our community. The ten vital services are […]