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15TH ANNUAL
UNSUNG HERO AWARDS

Congratulations to our 15th 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.

Historically the Unsung Hero Award celebration was held in the Governor and Council Chambers at the NH Statehouse, but due to Covid-19, our 2022 celebration will be held virtually throughout the month of February. Parents and caregivers served by Family Resource Centers and community partners across New Hampshire will be honored through daily social media posts. 

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Congratulations from

Governor Chris Sununu

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15th annual Unsung Heroes

 

Alicia,  Cheshire County

Bonnie,  Merrimack County

Carol,  Rockingham County

Eric,  Merrimack County

Janelle,  Cheshire County

Jenn,  Merrimack County

Jennifer,  Hillsborough County

Joan,  Merrimack County

Katie,  Hillsborough County

Liz,  Coos County

Marie and Alex,  Carroll County

Melissa and Shawn,  Merrimack County Michelle,  Merrimack County

Om Saeed,  Hillsborough County

Nyohnudeh “Precious”,  Hillsborough County

Rita,  Hillsborough County

Sandy,  Hillsborough County

Sean,  Rockingham County

Sherifah,  Hillsborough County

Terry,  Strafford County

Tiffany,  Coos County

This year’s Heroes were nominated by local Family Resource Centers and 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 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:

 

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

 

15th annual Unsung Hero Awards

Selection Committee Members

Brian Beals, MD FAAP, NH Children's Trust Board Member

Elizabeth "Sooze" Hodgson, MD FAAP, NH Children's Trust Board Member

Fay Pierce, Parent Rep., FRC of Northern NH

Janice Fitzpatrick, NH Children's Trust Board Member

Karen Pellicano, NH Children's Trust Staff

Mary Ann Allsop, NH Children's Trust Staff

Nick Garrett, Parent Rep., FRC of Northern NH

Virtual Event Booklet

 

Learn more about this year's Heroes in the event booklet! 

 

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