All Faiths Children's Advocacy Center

Trusted advocates for children and families affected by trauma.

aka All Faiths/ All Faiths Receiving Home   |   Albuquerque, NM   |  http://www.allfaiths.org

Mission

Trusted advocates for children and families affected by trauma.

Ruling year info

1957

CEO/President

Ms. Krisztina Udvardi-Ford

Main address

1709 Moon St NE

Albuquerque, NM 87112 USA

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Formerly known as

All Faiths Receiving Home

EIN

85-0165284

NTEE code info

Mental Health Treatment (F30)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Counseling Support Groups (F60)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

New Mexico ranks 50th in the nation for child well-being. In 2020, there were 5,951 substantiated cases of child maltreatment in New Mexico, with 2,125 cases in Bernalillo County (CYFD’s 360 Annual Report). The Annie E. Casey Foundation shows that children growing up in New Mexico have higher instances of food insecurity, poverty, trauma exposure, substance abuse, and overall poorer wellbeing. All Faiths Children’s Advocacy Center provides a full range of programs that help to improve the safety and well-being of children across the state of New Mexico.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Children's Safehouse

The All Faiths Children’s Advocacy Center Forensic Interview Team partners with law enforcement agencies, the District Attorney’s Office, and the New Mexico Children Youth & Families Department to conduct forensic interviews of children who have witnessed a violent crime or when allegations of abuse have been made. We also conduct forensic interviews with adults who have a developmental disability and
disclose physical or sexual abuse. The goal of the forensic interview is to gather pertinent information in a neutral, developmentally appropriate, and legally defensible manner.

Our professionally trained forensic interviewers ensure the safety of children, youth, and developmentally disabled adults during the interview process. The process allows our partners to observe the
interview as it is being conducted and provides a team approach to recording the child’s statement. The purpose is to collect information that will either support or refute allegations of abuse, and to assist
investigators in their continued investigation of the allegations. Equally important is the video recording of the interview so that a child does not have to retell their story multiple times and
re-traumatize them.

Our forensic interviewers also provide expert witness testimony to support the prosecution of offenders. They educate juries and judicial staff about forensic interviewing and the process of disclosure by a
child.

The Children’s Safehouse staff provide interagency coordination between law enforcement agencies, the District Attorney’s Office, and the New Mexico Children Youth & Families Department with real time
case tracking. This streamlines the investigation process and aides higher conviction rates throughout the state.

Family Advocates work with each family to navigate the services needed to support the children and their families affected by trauma after the forensic interview is conducted. We transition families to our Family Wellness Program where a plan for their healing and recovery can begin.

Population(s) Served

The Family Wellness Program offers children and their families the support needed for both to heal from their current and past traumas through a variety of services. Behavioral therapy sessions are available
for children and their caregivers to address a range of issues negatively affecting their family. Case Management resources help families remove barriers to thriving with housing, food scarcity, employment, legal, and parenting support. High Fidelity Wraparound services are available for children and youth experiencing serious emotional issues. Comprehensive Community Support Services are available to children and families through Medicaid insurance. Our Family Wellness team consists of masters level therapists and clinical social workers who provide evidence-based, trauma-informed therapy. We work with each family to determine the best treatment options drawing upon a range of
treatment modalities. Trauma can be emotional, physical and sexual abuse, domestic violence, substance abuse, household mental illness, parental separation/divorce, incarceration of a household member, and
emotional and physical neglect.

Trauma has no boundaries with regard to age, gender, socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, or sexual orientation. We offer a path towards healing and recovery from childhood trauma. We know that childhood trauma can have long term impacts on behavioral health, chronic health conditions, and risky behaviors, but, we also know the consequences of childhood trauma can be prevented. Healing and recovery from trauma are possible for children and their families. Individual, family, and group therapy is offered for both children and their families. Therapy services are offered in English and Spanish.

Population(s) Served

All Faiths Adoption Services works to help children find permanent, loving, and safe homes within a family.
We work with birth families to provide comprehensive pregnancy options counseling and with prospective adoptive families for adoptions within New Mexico and between states.

The New Mexico FIESTA Program managed by All Faiths Children’s Advocacy Center focuses on creating a support system for adoptive families through networking events, trainings and connections to resources.

Through the Home Visiting Program, All Faiths Children’s Advocacy Center contracts with the New Mexico Children, Youth & Families Department(CYFD) to provide detailed assessments and recommendations for licensure for both perspective foster families and CYFD adoptive families throughout the state of New Mexico.

Population(s) Served

We offer professional development training with an overview of the impact of childhood trauma on brain development and function. Health and human service agency staff , medical providers, first
responders, and school staff learn to recognize and respond to children affected by trauma.
Objectives include:
• Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
• Impact of trauma on early brain development
• Understanding trauma responses
• Impact of trauma on learning and memory
• How understanding the impact of trauma informs interventions
• Explore key components critical for the healing of trauma

We also conduct parenting workshops offering effective behavior management and family communication techniques. Licensed experts can meet with individuals or small groups.
Topics can include:
• Test Anxiety
• Bullying
• Talking to your child about sex
• Coping with parental separation or divorce
• Your child thinks they are LGBTQ+

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups
Family relationships
Sexual identity
Social and economic status
Ethnic and racial groups
Family relationships
Sexual identity
Social and economic status
Ethnic and racial groups
Family relationships
Sexual identity
Social and economic status

Where we work

Accreditations

Council on Accreditation (COA) 2010

National Children's Alliance Accredited Child Advocacy Center 2015

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

All Faiths Children’s Advocacy Center’s mission is to be the trusted advocates for children and families affected by trauma. Our vision is that all of New Mexico’s children are safe and families thrive.

All Faiths Children’s Advocacy Center accomplishes our mission through four core areas of programming: the Children’s Safehouse, Family Wellness Behavioral Health Services, Placement Services and the Training Institute.

The Children’s Safehouse provides age-appropriate. Legally defensible forensic interviews for children age 2-18 and developmentally disabled adults who have been the alleged victim of sexual or physical abuse, or who have witnessed a violent crime. Our average client is a 9-year-old girl, sexually abused by someone she knows and trusts. Family advocates work closely with the alleged victim’s guardian to ensure that they are provided resources and follow-up care, such as medical attention, and therapy.

Family Wellness refers to a variety of services offered to children and families to help them navigate the complex system of supports needed on the journey to healing and recovery from trauma. Trauma affects the whole family, not just the child. Children need safe, stable and nurturing relationships to heal from trauma and prevent further trauma. We support the healing process for parent’s/caregiver’s childhood trauma so as to empower them to protect and support the healing process of their children.

Our Placement Services department includes three programs. All Faiths Adoption Services works to help children find permanent, loving, and safe homes within a family. We work with birth families to provide comprehensive pregnancy options counseling and with prospective adoptive families for adoptions within New Mexico and between states.

The New Mexico FIESTA Project managed by All Faiths Children’s Advocacy Center focuses on creating a support system for adoptive families through networking events, trainings and connections to resources. Through the Home Visiting Program, All Faiths Children’s Advocacy Center contracts with the New Mexico Youth and Families Department (CYFD) to provide detailed assessments and recommendations for licensure for both foster families and prospective adoptive families throughout the state of New Mexico.

The Training Institute provides education to law enforcement, educators, municipalities, and human services professionals about the impact of childhood trauma. This education is key to creating a community of first responders, schools, mentors, and family.

All Faiths Children’s Advocacy Center operates under the oversight of a Board of Directors and the direction of a diverse leadership team consisting of:
Krisztina Ford - Chief Executive Officer/President
Krisztina holds an MBA from UNM’s Anderson School of Management and a Master’s degree in Political Science from Budapest. She has more than 15 years of experience working in nonprofit management and serves as the President of the Board of Directors for the New Mexico Behavioral Health Providers Alliance, and the Treasurer of the National Board of Directors for the Child Welfare League of America in Washington, D.C.

Tania Valdez – Chief Operating Officer
Tania received her Masters degree in Social Work from the New Mexico Highlands University and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She has more than 20 years of experience advocating for children and families.

Brian Bridges – Chief Financial Officer
Brian attended the University of New Mexico where he received his Master’s and Bachelor’s Degrees in Business Administration. He has more than 30 years of experience in finance for the medical industry.

Kimberly Schafer – Chief Human Resources Officer
Kimberly holds a Senior Certified Professional designation from SHRM and Senior Professional in Human Resources certification from HRCI. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at New Mexico State University, and a Master’s degree in Human Resource Development, and Management from Webster University. She has more than 15 years of experience working as a human resource professional.

Yvette Tovar – Chief Development and Marketing Officer
Yvette received her Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture, and Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from the University of New Mexico. She has over 10 years of experience in nonprofit management, development and marketing.

The Children’s Safehouse is overseen by the Director of Forensic Services, Michelle Aldana. Michelle holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, a Master’s degree in Counseling, and has more than 20 years of experience working with children who have been the alleged victims of abuse. The Family Wellness Behavioral Health program is overseen by the Director of Clinical Services, Juliet Kinkaide-Black. Juliet holds a Master’s degree in Counseling. Our Training Institute is overseen by the Director of Training Institute, Donna Lucero. Donna has a Bachelor’s in Psychology with a minor in Family Studies, a Master’s in Counseling, and more than 20 years of experience working with children and families who have experienced trauma, mental health issues, poverty, and violence. Placement Services is overseen by the Associate Director of Placement Services, Chelsea Pennington. Chelsea holds a Master’s degree in Social Work.

As the largest child advocacy center in the state of New Mexico, All Faiths Children’s Advocacy Center has been a constant source of support and advocacy for children and families affected by trauma. We focused on the investigation, intervention, prevention and treatment of childhood and family trauma. For 65 years, we have provided trauma informed services throughout central New Mexico, expanding to state-wide service provision in 2019 with the addition of our Placement Services department. All Faiths Children’s Advocacy Center has a long, proud history of serving New Mexico’s children and families and we will continue to do so until all New Mexico children are safe and families thrive.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Case management notes, Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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All Faiths Children's Advocacy Center

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Kristen Renaud

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John Bunnell

KPMG LLP

Melissa Benevenga

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Paula Getz

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Cristin Heyns-Boulisman

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Leean Kravitz

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Fran Lesher

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Cyanne Lujan

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Michael Rogholt

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Garth Scrivner

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Ruth Senior

KPMG

Michelle Weinstein

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Arlene Espinoza-Armijo

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Sarah Downey

Jackson, Loman, Sanford & Downey, PC

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Heather Ouelette

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Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/22/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data