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Resources for Parents & Caregivers

Below are a variety of links to resources that may be helpful to you. If you have suggestions for additional links or find that specific links are not functioning, please e-mail us at with that specific link information.

General Information


American Academy of Pediatrics For news, symptom checker, apps for families, and more.


Breastfeeding Task Force (NM)

Cerebral Palsy Group A national organization providing information and support for those diagnosed with CP.

Child Development & Disabilities (UNM Center for Development & Disability website)

Children's Grief Center of New Mexico Support for children who have experienced the death of a parent or sibling.

Compare Healthcare Costs & Quality of Care in New Mexico (NM DOH website)

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Resources for providers and parents

Human Papillomavirus (HPV): What you should know Q&A from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. (2 pages; pdf)

Imagination Library A nonprofit providing books to children free of charge. Find the NM program near you here.


Milestone Tracker Mobile App Track your child’s milestones from age 2 months to 5 years with CDC’s easy-to-use illustrated checklists; get tips for encouraging your child’s development; and find out what to do if you are ever concerned about how your child is developing.

Parents Reaching Out Works with parents, caregivers, educators, and other professionals to promote healthy, positive and caring experiences for families and children.

SHARE NM Resource Directory 300 resources from around New Mexico, including WIC, SNAP, and even help paying your energy bill.


Talking to Children About Tragedies & Other News Events (advice from the AAP's website)

Using Parental Controls for TV and Digital Video: Toddlers Through Teens Advice and resources on parental control best practices (

Vaccination records Download your child's vaccination records from the state Department of Health. Go to and create an account.



How to Keep Your Sleeping Baby Safe Information about SIDS and tips for safe sleep. (AAP's website)

Gun Safety (Be Smart for Kids Campaign website)

Prevent Child Deaths in Hot Cars (advice from AAP's website)


Behavioral Health Crisis & Access Line: 1-855-662-7474

Statewide call center connected to authorities and behavioral health agencies dealing with mental health crisis


Child Abuse and Neglect: 1-855-333-SAFE (7233)

or #SAFE from your cell phone

Child, Youth and Families Department 24/7 hotline for prevention, intervention, rehabilitation and after-care services for NM children and families

Hunger Hotline: 1-866-3-HUNGRY 

or 1-877-8-HAMBRE (for Spanish)

National hotline from Hunger Free America

LGBT Questioning Youth: 1-866-488-7386 (Trevor Hotline)

Native Youth Crisis Hotline: 1-888-628-9454


Poison Help: 1-800-222-1222

New Mexico Poison and Drug Information Center

Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

24/7 national hotline run by RAINN

Sexual Violence Hotline: 1-505-988-1951

Solace Crisis Treatment Center in Santa Fe for rape or traumatic events

Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255 (national)


Christopher Productions New Mexico-based award-winning documentary maker Chris Schueler's work. Includes topics such as netiquette, teen pregnancy prevention, protecting our children from abuse, distracted driving, kids and drugs, dating violence, and more.

FIT FOCUS Video Library Videos from the UNM Center for Development & Disability on evidence-based and recommended early intervention practices in New Mexico.

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