UNSUNG HERO AWARDS
Congratulations to our 17th Annual Unsung Heroes!
In an effort to acknowledge the powerful work parents do every day, NH Children’s Trust recognizes extraordinary parents, caregivers, or guardians across New Hampshire during the month of February in honor of Parent Recognition Month.
Our 2024 awardees will be celebrated throughout the month of February on our social media channels. Please follow us and help us celebrate our 17th Annual Unsung Heroes!!
17th Annual Unsung Heroes
Linda, Cheshire County
Lesley, Strafford County
France, Hillsborough County
Alyssa, Belknap County
Ashley, Rockingham County
Jay-Anne, Coos County
Domenica, Grafton County
Casandra, Coos County
Kaitlyn, Hillsborough County
Lisa, Cheshire County
Lawrence, Coos County
Kaitlin, Cheshire County
This year’s Heroes were nominated by family-care professionals from the Family Resource Centers and their community partners. New Hampshire’s statewide network of family support helps keep families safe, strong, and successful. Connect with your local Family Resource Center and discover family supports near you.
Unsung Heroes demonstrate the use of the Protective Factors to help strengthen their families, reduce stress, and promote family well-being! When robust, these five factors help families weather challenges and stay strong:
Ability to bounce back from stress
A strong support system
KNOWLEDGE OF PARENTING & CHILD DEVELOPMENT
Understands their child’s developmental needs
SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL COMPETENCE OF CHILDREN
Shows empathy and support toward their child’s feelings
CONCRETE SUPPORT IN TIMES OF NEED
Not afraid to ask for help or receive help when it’s needed
17th Annual Unsung Hero Awards
Selection Committee Members
Kathy Palys, NH Children's Trust Early Childhood Specialist
Brian Beals, MD FAAP, NH Children's Trust Board Member
Elizabeth "Sooze" Hodgson, MD FAAP, NH Children's Trust Board Member
Laura Goupil, NH Children's Trust Board Member
Karen Kersting, NH Children's Trust Board Member
Pat Robitaille, NH Children's Trust Board Member
Erin Maskwa, NH Children's Trust Board Member
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