Building Better Childhoods for Over 30 Years . . .
New Hampshire Children’s Trust is the Governor’s designated statewide community-based child abuse prevention agency, the New Hampshire chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America, and a member of the National Alliance of Children’s Trust & Prevention Funds.
Founded in 1986 as "New Hampshire Children’s Trust Fund," a quasi-governmental organization, the agency transitioned to "New Hampshire Children’s Trust, Inc.," a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation in 2011. We are a public charity and donations are tax deductible.
Received the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation's Excellence in Nonprofit Management Award.
Received the Townsquare Media Year of Service Award.
Received recognition from the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome for statewide implementation of the Period of PURPLE Crying infant abuse prevention program.
Received the Citizen Bank and New Hampshire Union Leader Champion in Action Award.
Began offering face-to-face Strengthening Families trainings across the state.
Implemented 5-year strategic plan. Logo, branding, website and Facebook page are redesigned to reflect new priorities and commitment to eliminating child abuse and neglect.
Introduced the Strengthening Families online training to professionals and providers across the state.
Held the first annual Strengthening Families Summit in Concord, New Hampshire.
Assumed the leadership role in bringing the Period of PURPLE Crying to all birthing hospitals in New Hampshire.
Became the beneficiary of the annual Dinner & Auction for Child Abuse Prevention hosted by the University of New Hampshire Alpha Sigma chapter of Kappa Delta sorority.
Launched Families are Primary, a program which helps parents build the skills necessary to advocate for what their families need so their children can reach their full potential and helps agencies partner with parents by including them in meetings, classrooms, as volunteers and on their board of directors.
The first annual Parent Advocacy Day is held in collaboration with Head Start. The event introduces parents and caregivers to the NH political system, including a tour of the state house and legislative office building.
The Strengthening Families in Early Care and Education initiative is designated by the Center for the Study of Social Policy to advance protective factors as the most effective way to build safe, stable, and nurturing families and communities.
Designated to be the state chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America, a national research and education organization, which consolidates the voices for prevention in New Hampshire and provides access to national cause-related marketing opportunities.