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17TH ANNUAL
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!!

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17th Annual Unsung Heroes

Awardees

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:

 

PARENTAL RESILIENCE

Ability to bounce back from stress

SOCIAL CONNECTIONS

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

Committee

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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