New Hampshire Children's Trust 501(c)3

The Concord Center, 10 Ferry Street, Suite 307, Concord, NH 03301​

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May Happenings

Updated: Sep 20, 2019


Child Abuse Prevention Month has come to an end, but there's still plenty of work to do.

April Comes to a Close


At New Hampshire Children's Trust, April is our busiest month.


In 1983, President Reagan proclaimed April to be National Child Abuse Prevention Month. In observance, many of our big events are held during April:

  • Our Strengthening Families Summit falls on the first or second Monday of April (the 2020 summit will be on April 21, so save the date!).

  • We partner with the NH Fiddle Ensemble who does three benefit concerts for us in Concord, Exeter, and Kittery on various weekends throughout the month.

  • The Kappa Delta Sorority at UNH hosts an annual dinner and auction to fundraise for both New Hampshire Children's Trust and Prevent Child Abuse America (while this year's auction fell at the end of March, it has historically been in April).

  • On the first Friday in April, individuals and organizations across the US band together to make a visible commitment to preventing child abuse by wearing blue on Wear Blue Day.

Wear Blue Day was on Friday, April 5th this year. We all dressed up for the occasion!

At the end of the month, it's safe to say that we're exhausted! But all that hard work during April and the months leading up to it are more than worth it. Spreading awareness of our mission to end child abuse in New Hampshire is so important, and to be able to partner with other local and national organizations doing similar work is truly uplifting. Without our partners, donors, and the many strengthening families professionals in the state, none of this would be possible.


Now that April has come to a close (and we've taken a nap or two!), we're ready to move on to May!



May Happenings


Looking ahead, we have a number of exciting events and trainings coming up. Here's a list of what's scheduled right now. Be sure to check out our events and trainings pages for the most up-to-date info!


My Voice Matters with the Upper Valley Leadership Collaborative

May 2, 2019 | 6:30–8:30 PM (Closed Training)

Participants will learn why their voice matters and how to advocate for children: at doctor’s appointments, at parent teacher conferences, at the voting box, and more.


Salem Family Resources Annual Breakfast Fundraiser

May 2, 2019 | 8:30 AM

Maria Doyle, Program Director at New Hampshire Children's Trust, will speak about how the work of Salem Family Resources is connected to the larger family support and strengthening work of the state. Learn more.


The NH Fiddle Ensemble Benefit Concert in Kittery, ME

May 4, 2019 | 7:00 PM

Fans of local music and performing artistry will fill the Star Theatre while raising money to prevent child abuse and neglect in New Hampshire. Learn more.


My Voice Matters with the River Valley Leadership Collaborative

May 23, 2019—6:30–8:30 PM (Closed Training)

Participants will learn why their voice matters and how to advocate for children: at doctor’s appointments, at parent teacher conferences, at the voting box, and more.


My Voice Matters with the Western Monadnock Leadership Collaborative

May 23, 2019 | 9:30–11:30 AM (Closed Training)

Participants will learn why their voice matters and how to advocate for children: at doctor’s appointments, at parent teacher conferences, at the voting box, and more.


If you're interested in scheduling a training in your area, please contact us!