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February is Parent Recognition Month!

Nominate a parent or caregiver for the 16th Unsung Hero Awards

Do you know a parent or caregiver who shows one or more of these strengths?


  • Manages and bounces back from stress (Parental Resilience)

  • Maintains a strong support system (Social Connections)

  • Understands their child’s developmental needs (Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development)

  • Shows empathy and support toward their child’s feelings (Social and Emotional Competence of Children

  • Is willing to ask for help and receive help when needed (Concrete Support in Times of Need

Research has found that these family characteristics, called protective factors, reduce stress and promote the well-being of ALL families! When families focus on building their protective factors, they create and draw on natural supports within their families and communities and help their children thrive. We encourage you to nominate a parent who displayed strength while facing adversity, is a role model to other parents, or whose parenting has impressed you. The Unsung Hero Award will recognize 12 parents during February's Parent Recognition Month. Parents are defined as dual parents, single parents, kinship caregivers, foster or adoptive parents.

Please take a moment to think of a parent who embodies the strengths above and complete the online form, including a paragraph or two explaining why they should be honored. All nominations will be reviewed and carefully selected by the Unsung Hero Committee, which includes board, staff, and community members.


All nominations are due by Friday, December 16, 2022.


For more information or answers to any questions, please call 603-224-1279

or email

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