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  • Great childhoods begin with all of us: April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

    STATEWIDE – April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. As the New Hampshire chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America, NH Children’s Trust has been leading the initiative of eliminating child abuse and neglect in our state since 1986, but they can’t do it alone.

  • NH Children's Trust joins call for legislative action on family friendly policies

    New Hampshire Children’s Trust joined the Campaign for a Family Friendly Economy at the State House to call on lawmakers to pass House Bill 628 to establish family and medical leave insurance, and House Bill 370 to boost investment in child care by $15 million in the 2-year budget.

  • NH Children’s Trust on DCYF review – Invest in prevention

    The Center for the Support of Families recently published the Quality Assurance Review of the Division of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF). The findings and recommendations reflect how pervasive and complex the issue of the state of child maltreatment in New Hampshire is. New Hampshire Children’s Trust, New Hampshire’s only statewide community-based nonprofit organization with the sole mission of child abuse prevention, recognizes that eliminating child abuse and neglect requires an approach in which parents, families, communities, organizations and policies are addressed.

  • Local woman honored for volunteer service to families

    Joy Moody volunteers at Greater Tilton Area Family Resource Center 40 hours per week, managing the thrift store, handling donations and coordinating volunteers. On Wednesday, New Hampshire Children’s Trust recognized Moody’s service by presenting her with the Lucy Fowlkes Breed Family Service Award.

  • Dartmouth Hitchcock Pediatrics in Manchester implements infant abuse prevention education

    Dartmouth Hitchcock Pediatrics in Manchester joined a statewide effort to provide infant abuse prevention education to new parents.

  • Nashua child death was preventable

    "Parents have a tough job when it comes to teaching children right from wrong,  but must use discipline that is not harmful to the children. According to the Union Leader, Police charged the couple, Katlyn Marin and Michael Rivera, with beating two of the children with a belt and forcing one of them to kneel for hours."

  • Embracing a Culture That Celebrates Children

    What kind of world do we want our children to live in? Is it one that celebrates them, raises them up, supports their early learning and development, and shields them from intensive stressors such as violence and poverty?

  • Honoring the Awesome

    Here at NH Children's Trust, we know you don't have to be Parent Of The Year to be an awesome parent! The parents we honor every February are singled out because they show significant strength, courage, empathy and are looked upon as role models by friends, family or their community.

  • 4,000 infant hats donated for CLICK for Babies!

    This year, crafters joined forces to knit and crochet nearly 4,000 purple caps for newborns. They'll be given to parents when they leave the hospital as a reminder of the Period of PURPLE Crying
    There is a stage in some babies' lives of increased and often inconsolable crying. This can lead to frustration and infant abuse in times of intense stress. The Period of PURPLE Crying informs parents about this developmental stage and provides coping techniques.
  • Portsmouth Regional Hospital to implement infant abuse prevention program

    PORTSMOUTH - It's 8 p.m., your infant has been wailing for 3 hours, you've done everything to soothe him or her and nothing is working. "Frustration" barely scratches the surface of what you're feeling. Many parents don't know that increased crying is normal and sometimes the only thing to do is put the baby down in their crib and walk away.