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New Hampshire Children's Trust and affiliated organizations make the news regularly. See how we're impacting our community for children to thrive and grow in healthy environments!

In the News

  • Nominate parents for the Unsung Hero Award

    If you know a parent who shows one or more of these strengths: the ability to bounce back from stress, a strong support system, understands their child’s developmental needs, shows empathy and support toward their child feelings, and is not afraid to ask for help or receive help, NH Children’s Trust wants to hear about them.

  • St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua gives purple hats to newborns

    NASHUA – We’ve all heard it. The newborn is crying and the new parent, barely awake and so frustrated, mutters, “What’s wrong?” There’s a common belief that if a baby won’t stop crying, it’s because something is wrong and the parent needs to fix it. Sometimes though, the best thing to do is put baby back in her crib and walk away. This is where the purple hats come in.

  • NJ middle schoolers donate 60 hats to NH CLICK for Babies

    MANCHESTER, NJ - Ms. Bleeke's after-school students worked on making purple hats for the Period Of Purple Crying Campaign that is part of the Child Abuse Prevention Month.  Knitters and crocheters are asked to make purple colored hats which will be delivered to families in November and December by the Period of Purple Crying, an evidence based program that educates parents about normal infant crying, ways to cope with the crying and the dangers of reacting in frustration by shaking or abusing an infant.

  • 'Purple Finch' group knits for child safety

    GILMANTON — A group of knitters meeting in the Gilmanton Congregational Church each Saturday has become a larger-scale producer of warm garments for local charities and now for a state group working to prevent child injuries like shaken-baby syndrome.

  • Students raise awareness about 'shaken baby syndrome'

    RYE — In an effort to raise awareness about abusive head trauma, or shaken baby syndrome, more than 60 Rye Middle School students began an ambitious project that eventually involved the entire community.   “We found out about 'Click for Babies' and so we had an idea to teach the students about shaken baby syndrome and how to knit and crochet hats that could be passed out to the community,” said School Librarian Mary Coombs.
  • New Hampshire Children's Trust is a 'Champion in Action'

    By Mark Hayward

    NH Union Leader

    Child abuse often makes the news. Frontpage stories and top-of-the-hour newscasts detail heart wrenching stories of a brutal injuries that a child suffers even before potty training takes place.

    Prevention of child abuse seldom gets such attention.

  • NH Children’s Trust named Champion in Action by Citizens Bank

    Citizens Bank and New Hampshire Union Leader today announced New Hampshire Children’s Trust as a 2014 Champion in Action® in the category of strengthening communities. NH Children’s Trust will receive $35,000 in unrestricted funding, media coverage, and extensive promotional and volunteer support for its outstanding work.

  • Citizens Helping Citizens names NH Children's Trust its Champion in Action

    On Tuesday, the New Hampshire Children’s Trust was named a Champion in Action in the Strengthening Communities category of the Citizens Helping Citizens Strengthen Communities program.

  • NH Children's Trust presents at Rotary Club of Lebanon-Riverside

    Keryn Bernard-Kriegl and Diane Hastings presented an overview of the good works being accomplished by the programs supported by the NH Children’s Trust - Prevent Child Abuse NH organization. [www.NHChildrensTrust.org.] The main objective of this non-profit organization is to increase understanding about 1) the context of child abuse and neglect; 2) resources that support all families; 3) actions to foster safe, stable and nurturing relationships and environments.

  • Gilmanton knitting group makes 541 purple hats for N.H. Children's Trust

    GILMANTON — For the past four months, the Purple Finches of the Corner Library have have been knitting for special cause — trying to prevent shaken baby-syndrome.

    The group, which meets every Saturday between 10 a.m. and noon at the library, has either knitted or crocheted 541 hats for distribution to New Hampshire hospitals by the N.H. Children's Trust as part of the Period of Purple Crying education program.

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