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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Governor Chris Sununu
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:
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
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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