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.
American Academy of Pediatrics HealthyChildren.org For news, symptom checker, apps for families, and more.
Cerebral Palsy Group A national organization providing information and support for those diagnosed with CP.
Child Development & Disabilities (UNM Center for Development & Disability website)
Compare Healthcare Costs & Quality of Care in New Mexico (NM DOH website)
Coronavirus Disease (COVID 19)
FAQs about children and COVID-19 (NM DOH)
Tips for Families Talking to Children About the Coronavirus (Zero to Three)
Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus (Child Mind Institute)
Human Papillomavirus (HPV): What you should know Q&A from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. (2 pages; pdf)
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 HealthyChildren.org website)
Using Parental Controls for TV and Digital Video: Toddlers Through Teens Advice and resources on parental control best practices (InMyArea.com)
How to Keep Your Sleeping Baby Safe Information about SIDS and tips for safe sleep. (AAP's HealthyChildren.org website)
Gun Safety (Be Smart for Kids Campaign website)
Prevent Child Deaths in Hot Cars (advice from AAP's HealthyChildren.org 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.