New Hampshire Children’s Trust is leading the drive
to ensure safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments for children by educating, advocating, and collaborating.
We invest in evidence-based prevention strategies focusing on expectant families and children from birth through age 8. Together, we can make significant strides in building a New Hampshire where all children grow up free from abuse and neglect.
We envision a New Hampshire where all children grow up free from abuse and neglect.
Each year, approximately 13,000 babies are born in New Hampshire. We need to ensure that all newborns have an equal opportunity for healthy growth and development. Because 1/3 of children reported as abused or neglected are younger than four years old, and most are in the child protection system for the first time, we are focusing on innovative programs intervening early on.
These programs help lay a strong foundation for children’s later growth and development which will reduce the possibility of more serious and expensive problems from developing later, resulting in lifelong effects on physical and mental health. Although over 1,000 New Hampshire children are reported as abused and neglected each year, using this approach, we are confident we can reduce that number significantly.