This month and throughout the year, Youth Development Inc. (YDI) encourages all individuals and organizations to play a role in making New Mexico a better place for children and families. By ensuring that parents have the knowledge, skills, and resources they need to care for their children, we can help prevent child abuse and neglect by creating strong and thriving children, youth, and families in our communities.

April is a time to celebrate the important role that communities play in protecting children and strengthening families. Everyone’s participation is critical. Focusing on ways to connect with families is the best thing our community can do to strengthen families and prevent child abuse and neglect. YDI can help.

An estimated 678,000 children were found to be victims of child abuse or neglect nationwide. Almost 2,000 have died annually. Child maltreatment is 100% preventable. If you or someone you know needs help, contact YDI today. or 505-930 2761.