On May 6, 2014 YDI is joining more than 300 nonprofits in New Mexico and more than 100 other communities throughout the United States for a national day of local giving. Give Grande New Mexico is our state's first Day of Giving and is part of a larger campaign called Give Local America. This partnership allows communities like the counties YDI serves to generate significant funds for causes right in their backyard.
Everyone can be a philanthropist, right here in Albuquerque. Help us get the word out about May 6!
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Youth Development, Inc. was honored with an award sponsored by Commissioner Debbie O’Malley on Tuesday, March 25th, at the County Commission meeting. The award ceremony honored agencies who work with children and families to prevent child abuse. The award reads “In Recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month, Presented to Youth Development, Incorporated in Grateful Appreciation for your Outstanding Dedication to the Children of our Community; Bernalillo County Commission Debbie O’Malley, Chair.
Youth Development, Inc. provides an exceptional early learning program recognized nationally as NAEYC Accredited “Centers of Excellence” for over 1,700 young children from 6 weeks to 5 years old though the Pregnant Women’s program; Homes Based Visitation services, Early Head Start, Head Start and Pre K programs.
Parents are trained on what constitutes positive discipline versus child abuse. Annually, staff and parents learn the indicators of child abuse and neglect as well as the reporting process. It is our moral obligation and the Law to report any suspected child abuse or neglect.
This award honors the 42 year legacy of YDI’s community involvement. YDI’s Amistad Youth Crisis Shelter provides a safe haven for young adolescents. The majority of who are survivors of child abuse/neglect. The Behavioral Health programs provide therapy for high risk families that are dealing with serious mental health issues. Counseling is designed to stop the cycle of domestic violence and abuse. All YDI programs through the vast array of services are devoted to helping children and families achieve their full potential.
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month – but let us be mindful that every day it is our duty to protect our most vulnerable and precious children.