UNSUNG HERO AWARDS
Congratulations to our 14th annual Unsung Heroes!
In an effort to acknowledge the powerful work parents do every day, the Children’s Trust recognizes extraordinary parents, caregivers, or guardians across New Hampshire during the month of February in honor of Parent Recognition Month.
Historically the Unsung Hero Award celebration was held in the Governor and Council Chambers at the NH Statehouse, but due to Covid-19, our 2021 celebration will be held virtually throughout the month of February. Parents and caregivers served by Family Resource Centers across New Hampshire will be honored through daily social media posts.
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Congratulations from Governor Chris Sununu
14th Annual Unsung Heroes
Kate Abbott, Rockingham County
Jason Bolton, Hillsborough County
Christina Borrazas, Hillsborough County
Laurie Brooks, Coos County
Katherine Corrigan, Coos County
Kristen Courtemanche, Hillsborough County
James & Paula Duff, Hillsborough County
Anna Hafner, Strafford County
Stephanie Irish, Grafton County
Sarah Jackson, Carroll County
Carolyn Luongo, Hillsborough County
Julie Ryan Malthers, Coos County
Liz Marquis, Coos County
Jeremiah & Tikatia (Kat) Morris, Coos County
Lisa Post, Strafford County
Jillian Shoulla, Sullivan County
Brett Souther, Hillsborough County
Robin Witham, Strafford County
This year’s Heroes were nominated by local Family Resource Centers. 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 Protective Factors to help strengthen their family, 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
14th annual Unsung Hero Awards
Nominating Committee Members
Brian Beals, MD FAAP, NH Children's Trust Board Member
Claudia Ferber, NH Children's Trust Board Member
Erin Maskwa, NH Children's Trust Board Member
Janice Fitzpatrick, NH Children's Trust Board Treasurer
Sooze Hodgson, MD FAAP, NH Children's Trust Board Member
Tina Holmes, WPPC Parent Representative & Parent Practitioner
at the Family Resource Center of Northern NH
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