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In the News

  • 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.

  • Women's club plants pinwheel garden, spotlights child abuse prevention

    EXETER — A pinwheel garden was planted for the first time at Swasey Parkway last Friday to highlight child abuse issues and raise money to fight a problem that experts say affects three children a day in New Hampshire.

    The General Federation of Women's Clubs-NH held its first "Pinwheels for Prevention Garden" to increase awareness of the need to prevent child abuse and neglect, said club president Carol Waters, an Exeter resident.

  • When Baby Won't Stop Bawling

    PORTSMOUTH — Most parents of newborns will sometimes find themselves faced with a baby who is crying inconsolably, for no discernible reason.

    Now that frustrating event has a name — the Period of Purple Crying. The term was coined by and is a registered trademark of the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome and is an effort to reduce or eliminate that potentially deadly form of child abuse.

  • Program in place to help parents cope with frustration of crying babies

    DOVER — Nearly all parents have experienced the desperation that can set in after an afternoon spent with an inconsolable infant.

    You've tried feeding, changing and burping the baby. Perhaps you've been taken her for a walk outside or for a ride in the car, but despite your best efforts, she just won't stop crying. It's enough to make parents want to start crying themselves — or worse. Sometimes, that frustration can lead to parents shaking a baby.

  • Kappa Delta Shamrock 5K Reaches Monetary, Participatory Goals

    If you were wondering where all those people dressed up as cartoon characters were going last weekend, they were participating in Kappa Delta’s (KD) third annual Shamrock 5K on Sun., Oct. 27. 

  • ‘She is really wanting to understand others’

    Grapevine Center: Educator wins family support award

    FRANCESTOWN — A Francestown woman, credited with the ability to help parents see life through their children’s eyes, is the inaugural recipient of the Family Support New Hampshire Kay Sidway Award for Family Support.

  • Local woman knits 55 infant hats

    Debbie Sousa of Concord knitted 55 hats for the  CLICK for Babies campaign and dropped them off at the New Hampshire Children’s Trust office in Concord. The nationwide campaign invites knitters and crocheters to make purple colored baby caps which will be delivered to families in November and December with information on 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. 
  • UNH Students CLICK for Babies

    DURHAM — Students in a general social science course at the University of New Hampshire’s Thompson School of Applied Science have aligned with the New Hampshire Children’s Trust to help prevent shaken-baby syndrome — and they’ve taken up hooks and needles to do so.

  • Preschool in its earliest form

    This past Monday’s Washington Post contains a well written profile titled “Home visiting programs are preschool in its earliest form.” It discusses the huge impact that home visiting programs can have on the lives of children and their families and highlights their role in a national plan for universal preschool…another strategy that is good for our nation.

  • NHCT educates Senate committee

    Members of the public testified for four hours, asking for state funding for numerous programs and social services. Keryn Bernard-Kriegl is the Executive Director of New Hampshire Children’s Trust, an abuse prevention center.