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NH Children’s Trust celebrates 30 years

November 15, 2017

On Wednesday, November 15, nearly 100 supporters came together to celebrate New Hampshire Children’s Trust’s 30th anniversary at the Currier Museum of Art.

Attendees enjoyed art, interactive exhibits, live music and hors d’oeuvres for one great cause – child abuse and neglect prevention.

“This is a celebration of 30 years of working together to put an end to child abuse and neglect, to build caring communities that support and strengthen families, and to ensure every New Hampshire child is nurtured in safe and stable environments,” Keryn Bernard-Kriegl, Executive Director of NH Children’s Trust, said.

New Hampshire Children’s Trust was founded in 1987 as the 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.

This year, the organization launched a new strategic plan, adopting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Essentials for Childhood framework. They have set out to achieve the following goals:

1. Strengthen public and employer policies that support families
2. Strengthen individual and community attitudes and actions that support children and families
3. Strengthen the family support and strengthening field so that all families get the support they need

“As a result of implementing the CDC’s Essentials for Childhood framework, we expect to see more resilient communities, strong families and great childhoods in New Hampshire,” Bernard-Kriegl said.

This event was generously sponsored by Wells Fargo, Catholic Medical Center, Nathan Wechsler & Company, Nixon Peabody, and J Reiter Photography.

NH Children's Trust, the New Hampshire chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America, is committed to leading the drive to ensure safe, stable, and nurturing relationships and environments for children by educating, advocating and collaborating.