CLICK for Babies is a public education campaign organized by the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome (NCSBS) that activates local communities in an effort to raise awareness and advocate for the prevention of infant abuse.
During the campaign, individuals and communities donate handmade caps stitched in purple and distribute them in partnership with NCSBS and public health and child abuse prevention groups to hospitals across the country.
New parents receive these caps along with educational resources teaching them about the Period of PURPLE Crying® (a period of time when infant crying increases; starting at 2 weeks old and ending in the 3rd-5th month) and provides them with the tools and resources to combat frustration with increased infant crying.
To get involved:
Please Note: After careful consideration, the NH Children’s Trust does not have the capacity to manage the CLICK campaign at this time. Like many other organizations, COVID-19 has required us to shift, follow stay-at-home guidelines, and prioritize the safety of knitters, front-line providers, and staff.
However, we’re aware that our dedicated group of NH knitters might want to contribute more than ever right now. If you have caps to donate to CLICK for Babies, please send washed and bagged caps to the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome, Period of PURPLE Crying, 1433 North 1075 West, Suite #110, Farmington, UT 84025. Once restrictions are lifted, we will begin leveraging the CLICK campaign to raise public awareness. At that time, we will resume our CLICK media campaign to reach NH residents interested in knitting caps and provide a local drop-off point.
Thank you for your dedication to this campaign and your flexibility during this time. Please reach out to Karen Pellicano, Program Assistant, with any questions in this regard.
Child Abuse Prevention Month
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month!
We invite you to take a stand against child abuse this April by helping ensure
New Hampshire families have the resources they need to provide safe, stable,
and nurturing environments for their children.
Getting involved is easy—here are six ways:
1. WEAR BLUE
Wear blue on April 1, 2021, to spread awareness of Child Abuse Prevention Month. Share your photos on social media
using the hashtag #WearBlueDay2021
2. GET SOCIAL
Use the hashtag #beprevention during April when discussing Child Abuse Prevention Month in New Hampshire. Share any activities you're doing to help strengthen families and build resilient communities!
Advocate for important family-friendly policies such as funding paid family and medical leave, ensuring access to quality, affordable childcare, increasing the minimum wage, increasing access to home-visiting programs, and supporting and funding the statewide system of family resource centers.
4. DOWNLOAD AND SHARE
Check out the great resources we and our partners have put together. Share these widely—everyone should benefit from them!
5. IDENTIFY THE PROTECTIVE FACTORS
Every family has its strengths, but all families can thrive when protective factors are fostered in their lives and communities. Learn more about the five protective factors.
Your support of New Hampshire Children's Trust helps us in our mission to ensure safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments for children. Please consider making a donation or becoming a sponsor. Thank you!
Did you know New Hampshire has the smallest ratio of State Representatives to community members in the country? There are 400 State Representatives throughout our state who all volunteer their time to the communities they represent. For parents and families, this is a great environment for speaking up and advocating on behalf of children and families in support of family-friendly policies.
Check out our resources below to learn more about how you can be an advocate for families and children. Each category contains handouts, websites, and information about the legislative process and advocating for your family. If you have questions, email us and we’ll do our best to give you answers.