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Supportive Communities, Strong Families, Safe Kids

Save the Date:

April 21, 2020

Grappone Conference Center, Concord, NH

Join colleagues from family support and strengthening, early care and education, public health, parent leadership, family economic success, mental health, community organizing, and beyond for the ninth annual Strengthening Families Summit.

The Summit is based on the Strengthening Families Framework, a research-based, cost-effective strategy to increase family strengths, enhance child development and reduce child abuse and neglect. It focuses on building five protective factors that promote healthy outcomes and actions anyone can take to promote these factors in families.

New Hampshire Children’s Trust 9th annual Strengthening Families Summit will examine successful strategies to grow protective factors at the individual, family, and community levels.  Please join Child Abuse Prevention Expert Pat Stanislaski and Family Programs Excellence for Children Award winner Corey Best, as well as hundreds of parent leaders and professionals in policy making, family support, early care and education in a day of discovery to strengthen policies, culture, and behaviors that promote family health and well-being.

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Summit Objectives


Explore strategies and approaches representing various levels of the social ecology and examine how these create the context for healthy children, strong families and supportive communities.  


Highlight NH efforts that exemplify innovative strategies and approaches.


Explore social norms change regarding accessing community resources. 


Recharge and recommit to this critical work.

Meet Our Speakers

Pat Stanislaski  Keynote Speaker 

Pat Stanislaski is the Director of Partnering for Prevention, a NJ consulting firm.  Her career in child abuse prevention spans almost 40 years, during which she directed a statewide prevention program as well as an international program in 16 countries outside the US. Pat is a frequent keynote/workshop presenter at national and international conferences where her focus has been on the importance of empathy and resilience in developing strong children and families. She has served as a member of the Expert Faculty for the International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and with that focus, has conducted trainings in child abuse prevention for more than 6,000 people across the United States and in 16 countries around the world.

Currently, she is a senior consultant for the National Alliance of Children’s Trust & Prevention Funds where she writes curricula, provides technical support to state Trust Funds and has been the lead trainer for their Protective Factors Framework National Certification Training.        

Corey Best  Plenary Speaker 

Corey Best is first, a dedicated father. He is originally from Washington, D.C. and currently calls Florida home, where he began his transformation into adaptive leadership training, community organizing, authentic family engagement, race equity, primary prevention, and highlighting “good enough parenting” for those impacted by the child welfare system.

Corey is commonly known as a leader and skilled facilitator, bringing his professional experiences to life by activating group thinking and guiding sustainable child welfare system advancements. He was granted the 2016 Casey Family Programs Excellence for Children Award for his innovative style and approach. Most recently, he has helped to spearhead an authentic family engagement pilot through the lens of race equity. This work has allowed Corey to take leadership the next level. He believes a leader must have a set of values and behaviors that embrace differences, shared power, and social contribution to see lasting changes within our communities.

Corey is certified in the National Alliance of Children’s Trust and Prevention Fund’s Bringing the Protective Factors Framework to Life in Your Work. In addition to several speaking and technical assistance opportunities, he proudly serves as an active Board member with Alia and is a Professional Guide for the Alia Innovation Cohort. In short, Corey’s mission is to positively impact the lives of children, families, and communities through safe and racially equitable relationships.

Become a Sponsor

Interested in becoming a sponsor for this event? As a sponsor, your organization will have direct access to hundreds of attendees. There's no better way to showcase the good work you're doing in New Hampshire, make connections, and get referrals. 

For more information about becoming a sponsor and the different levels of sponsorship available, please contact Diane Hastings, Community Relations Coordinator.

Thank you to our sponsors!

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