We'd like to acknowledge and thank the following agencies and businesses who spoke with families about services and partnership toward safety, prevention, activities, and improved health options in Taos. These businesses were on hand for Las Cumbres' recent Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention event held April 12th at the Taos Youth and Family Center. To link to the agencies for future reference and additional imformation click on their name below.
We are gratefull too to the following businesses that donated food and raffle prizes to contribute to the success of the event: 9 to 5 Copies; Ricky's; Cid's; Farmhouse Cafe; Pizza Hut; 5 Star Burgers; Walmart; Supersave; Smith's Grocery; Yu Garden; Storyteller Movie Theater; Rosa's; Shree Yoga; Koko's; Guadalajara Grill; Michael's Kitchen; Rio Grande Ace Hardware South.
Twenty of every 1,000 children in Taos County will be victims of substantiated cases of child abuse. A child abuse allegation is substantiated when it is determined that the victim is under the age of 18, a parent or caretake has been identified as the perpetrator and/or identtified as failing to protect the victim and credibe evidence exists to supportt the conclusion by the investigator that the child has been abused and/or neglected as defined by the New Mexico Children's Code. Types of child abuse allegations are physical abuse, sexual abuse, and physical neglect.
If you believe you have information about a child who may be a victim of abuse or neglect, please telephone NM Child Protective Services, at 1-855-333-SAFE.
For more information about Las Cumbres' Family Support Services in Taos, contact Felicia de Paula.