The number of reported cases of child abuse and neglect has risen in recent years, according to reports from the New Mexico Department of Health. This week on New Mexico in Focus, producer Sarah Gustavus examines some interventions that have proven effective at helping parents address the needs of their children and keep them safe.

New Mexico PBS’ one-hour public affairs show New Mexico in Focus regularly airs Fridays at 7 p.m. and repeats Sundays at 7 a.m. on Channel 5.1, and Saturdays at 5 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. on Channel 9.1, except during Pledge Drives. Involved, informed, in-depth media: watch it again online at shortly thereafter. 

Producer Sarah Gustavus also goes to Highland High School this week, to learn how one school-based health clinic is partnering with other school staff to meet the needs of a diverse student population. She speaks with Nancy Rodriguez, executive director of the New Mexico Alliance for School-Based Health Care about school based health across the state.

Host Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists discuss the upcoming New Mexico primaries, a recent announcement on the superintendent for Albuquerque Public Schools and a new report that shows 10 percent of children in New Mexico have a parent that has been incarcerated.

Line Panelists
Dede Feldman, former state senator
Dan Foley, former New Mexico house minority whip·        
Phil C. Marquez, Talk Radio, Inc.
Sophie Martin, attorney and editor of

Sarah Gustavus

Gene Grant

The producer of New Mexico in Focus is Sarah Gustavus and Kathy Wimmer is associate producer. Funding for this program was provided in part by the McCune Foundation Communications Fund, Santa Fe Community Foundation.

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