STRENGTHENING FAMILIES FRAMEWORK | Every family has its strengths, but all families can thrive when Protective Factors are fostered in their lives and communities. Parents play an important role in advocating for their children and improving their communities, and professionals who work with children and families can help get parents involved by engaging them in Protective Factors that strengthen their families and improve their children’s development.
New Hampshire has many family support programs and resource centers that work to help strengthen the State’s diverse families and communities. Many of these programs belong to a statewide network called Family Support New Hampshire.
FACILITATING ORGANIZATION | As NH’s Facilitating Organization for Family Resource Centers, New Hampshire Children’s Trust (NHCT) provides backbone support, coordination, training, and technical assistance for the implementation of operational and quality control standards for NH’s network of Family Resource Centers (FRCs).
In partnership with FRCs, NHCT works to promote evidence-based programming, developing mechanisms for cross-network collaboration, monitoring progress, centralizing data collection and analysis, and guiding the implementation of Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening and Support and Family Resource Center of Quality (FRC-Q) designation process.
PRIMARY PREVENTION | We know strengthening families through resilience, parenting education, basic supports, and knowledge of children’s social and emotional development drastically reduces the occurrence of child abuse and neglect.
We call that PRIMARY PREVENTION and increasing family access to Protective Factors, like those above, is what makes it work.
Visit the link below to learn more about our April Child Abuse Prevention Month Campaign.
FAMILY VOICE | Together, the Children's Trust, the Parent Information Center of NH (PIC), and New Hampshire Family Voices (NHFV) are thrilled to launch the Your Voice campaign, a statewide project dedicated to celebrating the critical role family voice plays in shaping services and systems throughout the Granite State.
Family voice is communicating your experience, your concerns, and your wants and needs to healthcare providers, educators, Family Resource Centers, and others so they have the right information to provide services to you and your family.
The Children's Trust is committed to preventing child abuse and neglect before it happens. Our initiatives are informed by practices that enable children, families, and communities to thrive. Learn more about our programming HERE.