Las Cumbres is dedicated to promoting the health and well-being of people of all ages in northern New Mexico and has expanded to best meet the growing and changing needs of the community.
Incorporated in 1971, the agency has expanded to best meet the growing and changing needs of the community. Programs include, but are not limited to, support for first time fathers, teen parents, grandparents raising grandchildren, a therapeutic preschool, and provision for rural communities and families in four counties who would otherwise not have access to behavioral health services. All services are community-based, inclusive, collaborative, and based on individual strengths and natural supports.
Meet First Judicial District Infant Team Program Director, Diana Torres
Diana Torres is passionate about the relationship between parents and young children and is a powerful advocate for positive systemic change through early interventions. That led her to get a Master’s degree in Counseling from Southwestern College with a specialization in Children’s Mental Health. Diana started out as a counseling intern in the agency's Conjunto Therapeutic Preschool where she led play groups with three-year-olds.
She then became a Behavioral Health Therapist with Las Cumbres and began serving families on the First Judicial District Infant Team (FJDIT) where she provided counseling services to young children and their parents. Diana was the Program Coordinator for FJDIT for the 2017-2018 year. Diana is currently a Fellow in the Napa Infant Parent Mental Health Fellowship at UC-Davis and recently got endorsed as an Infant Mental Health Specialist with the NM Alliance for Infant Mental Health. Diana has training in Child Parent Psychotherapy and Circle of Security Parenting Program. Diana is now the Director of the FJDIT.
Diana has four children of her own ranging from kindergarten to college. In her free time she enjoys being outside hiking, camping, rock climbing, kayaking, and adventuring with her husband, four children, and four "fur babies".
A bit more about what constitutes an Infant Team:
The goal of the New Mexico Infant Teams (NM-ITs) is to provide infants/young children in state custody with a coordinated process for assessment and treatment in order to promote permanency planning, reduce recidivism, and support positive developmental outcomes. Services provided by the NM-ITs are designed to meet the therapeutic needs at the Judicial District level and are responsive to the ethnic, cultural, racial, linguistic, and socioeconomic diversity of families. Specialized services address behavioral issues that interfere with healthy infant/young child and parent relationships.
The first Infant Mental Health Team was established in the 1st Judicial District, Santa Fe County, New Mexico in October of 2009 as the result of priorities set by the Children, Youth and Families (CYFD) State Agency to address the needs of infants/young children, birth-to-3 years of age, who were in protective custody. The First Judicial District Infant Team continues to serve infants/young children who come into custody in Santa Fe, Rio Arriba and Los Alamos Counties.