Department of Pediatrics
Para Los Ninos
Albuquerque Family Advocacy Center
625 Silver Ave. SW, 2nd Floor
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Para Los Ninos Multidisciplinary Team:
Renee Ornelas, M.D.-Director, Professor of Pediatrics
Christy Gonzales, RN-Staff Nurse
Bridget Goldfarb, CFNP, Nurse Practitioner
Lisa Morad-McCoy, LISW-Family Advocate
Jennifer Nysus, MSW-Program Manager
Hairo Baraghash-Administrative Assistant
Para Los Niños (PLN) provides medical evaluations for children and
adolescents who have been sexually abused and sexually assaulted. This
multidisciplinary team provides comprehensive medical examinations,
laboratory evaluations, crisis counseling and anticipatory guidance. PLN
is the primary 24 hour on call service for pediatric sexual abuse.
Colposcopic exams with photographic documentation are performed on
children and adolescents who have been sexually abused and assaulted.
Medical examinations and services are free of charge. Our medical
providers are bi-lingual in Spanish and English. Clinic hours are from
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday. Services are provided on an
emergency and scheduled basis. PLN has a leadership role in responding
to, treating, and preventing child sexual abuse cases. Consultation is
also available for evaluation of children with sexually transmitted
diseases or second opinions on difficult or controversial cases. PLN
also provides follow-up care for child sexual abuse and adolescent
sexual assault survivors. PLN's Medical Director and staff offer expert
medical reviews of cases of sexual abuse throughout the State. PLN staff
provide training to social workers, educators, the District Attorney's
offices, law enforcement and other state agencies and professionals in
other disciplines who require education in the area of child
maltreatment. Services Provided:
- Child Sexual Abuse - emergency and scheduled evaluations.
- Forensic medical evaluations for evidence collection, rape kits and
- Medical services for adults with developmental disabilities.
- Adolescent sexual assault follow-up.
- Segura Y Fuerte class.
- Crisis counseling and anticipatory guidance.
- Education and clinical training in the areas of child sexual abuse
and adolescent sexual assault.
To make a referral or to request more information: Call the PLN main
number at (505) 272-6849. If you have an emergency during our business
hours M-F 8am -4:30pm please page us at 229-5528. We will return your
page ASAP. If you are calling after 4:30 pm or on a weekend with an
emergency, please call SANE dispatch at 884-SANE (884-7263). You will
then speak to whoever is on call for pediatric triage for emergency
sexual abuse evaluations and rape kits. Only a family member/legal
guardian can schedule an appointment. If you would like to report child
abuse or child sexual abuse, please call the child abuse hot line at