Welcome to the

Center of Innovation

For Behavioral Health and Wellbeing

The wellbeing and resilience of children, youth and families throughout New Mexico is enriched by an accessible, effective and responsive network of support.

Children’s Law

CLI is a statewide, multi-disciplinary conference addressing issues of importance in child welfare and juvenile justice.

Family Peer

FPS assists parents and primary caregivers who need support and guidance in how to access and engage with these systems.

NM High-Fidelity

Wraparound is an innovative way of engaging youth and their families when previous services and interventions were unsuccessful.

Nurtured Heart

The NHA empowers children and adults to direct their emotional and intellectual intensity towards achievement and self-actualization.

Youth Peer

Youth Peer Support is a community-based program that employs young people who have successfully navigated life challenges.


The NMSU COI supports the inclusion and empowerment of the LGBTQ+ Community.

I Am Me is a brief video training developed by CYFD-BHS that helps to start the conversation about how you can be a support to this community as well.

Take 45 minutes to view it here. If you are interested in additional training on this topic, contact us.

News & Events


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