The NETWORK Meeting


Date: Wednesday, December 12

Time: 9-12pm

No need to register.  Open to everyone.

Location:  United Way of Central NM, 2340 Alamo SE, 2nd floor, Albuquerque, NM 87106

Conference Call and Webinar Attendance:

Webinar for visual + text chat: Meeting ID: 664-719-720
Conference call attendance: dial 1.800.920.7487 then enter code: 77866432#
If you will attend via conference call or webinar, notify Anne Lightsey at in advance.

Welcome, Updates and Announcements:

9:00 - 9:10 Welcome, introductions, short announcements
9:10 – 9:35 Legislative Update, Daniel Manzano and Juliana Koob
9:35 – 9:45 Agency Spotlight: Transgender Resource Center
9:45 – 10:05 Positive Youth Development as Prevention, Adrian Carver
10:05 – 10:15 How To: State Police Contract for Emergency Housing, Capt. Quintin MsShan

Panel Discussion: Addressing issues affecting Latinos with a Cultural Competent Approach
Cultural Competence is now considered a standard when working with ethnically diverse populations.
In New Mexico, most social service agencies and non-profits organizations report working with high numbers of Latinos. This panel, composed of Latina(o)s, will address issues faced by many of our Latino clients and will give hands-on tips on how to make your agency more welcoming and effective when working with Latinos. The panel will also analyze data to assess whether the composition of the staff of agencies providing services to victims reflect the actual make up of the Latino population of NM.
Pat Acosta, Coordinator for La Casa, Inc. Batterer Intervention and Prevention Program (BIPP), Las Cruces, NM and Client Service Specialist with the Center against Family Violence in El Paso, Texas
Virginia Perez-Ortega, Director of Prevention ENLACE Comunitario
Panel Moderator: Claudia Medina

Lunch & Networking
11:45 – 12:15 Lunch and Networking

Next Meetings:
Mark your calendars: Feb. 27th, April 24th, June 26th, Aug. 28th. Network meetings are generally from 9:00 – 12:00 and lunch and networking for 30 min. after meeting.
Meetings are the last Wednesday of every even month, except December when it’s the 2nd Wed.


We are sorry but registration for this event is now closed.

Please contact us if you would like to know if spaces are still available.