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Photo Credit: Katrina Bernard Photography Board Chair, Robert Matheson, left, stands with Governor Maggie Hassan, right, at the 7th Annual Unsung Hero Awards hosted by NH Children’s Trust.

Please welcome our 2014 BOARD OF DIRECTORS CHAIR,

ROBERT MATHESON The New Hampshire Children’s Trust has led the effort to eliminate child abuse and neglect in NH since 1986. As the newly elected board chair, I am honored to take the reins from the longtime board chair Peirce Hunter, MD. I want to personally thank him on behalf of the board and the staff for his nine years of service to the NH Children’s Trust. I am proud to report that 2013 has been another year of growth and expansion of the services we provide that are making a positive impact on the lives of children and families in NH. Without the help of you, our donors, grantors, volunteers, our board and our staff, we would not be here today. Thank you for supporting our work: • In the last year, we have provided technical assistance, training and other support for the expansion of the Healthy Families America home visiting program to every county in New Hampshire. Statewide between 10/1/2012 to 9/30/2013, family support agencies offered HFA home visiting services at 11 sites, providing 3,756 home visits for direct parenting support and assistance to 215 households including 306 caregivers and 167 infant and toddlers. • We developed and launched an on-line searchable database, hosted within our

website, for home visiting services and family resource centers. • We developed and broadly distributed prevention materials including an educational fourposter series to pediatricians, family practitioners, obstetricians and faith communities across the state. • We produced successful educational conferences: Substance Abuse During Pregnancy and Beyond for 170 participants and our Strengthening Families Summit for 200 providers and parents. • We co-presented our Unsung Hero Award with Governor Hassan to 34 parents and caregivers in recognition of their roles in exemplifying the five protective factors in their family life. • We continued to rank at the top nationally in registering participants for the professional development series: Bringing the Protective Factors to Life Online Training. • We are nearing our goal of becoming recognized by the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome as having state -wide implementation of the Period of PURPLE Crying infant abuse prevention program and at

this time 15 of 20 birthing hospitals in NH have launched the program. • In support of the Period of PURPLE Crying, over 4000 caps for newborns were produced by knitters and crochet volunteers across the state for the CLICK for Babies campaign. We even donated oversized hats to a children’s cancer floor in Egypt. • We increased public understanding of the scope and impact of abuse and neglect on the health, social and economic benefits of prevention with community presentation across the state reaching over 750 individuals. In 2014, we have expanded the work of our Board of Directors by adding an additional committee focused on community education and advocacy. We have the addition of four new board members bringing their own professional experience which will certainly benefit our work. NH Children’s Trust is committed to the health and welfare of the children and families of our great state. I ask that you join us by making a donation or volunteering your time to ensure all children will enjoy a safe and healthy childhood. Sincerely, Robert Matheson

2013 Financials

Above amounts are unaudited totals

2013 Board of Directors: Peirce Hunter, MD - Chair Robert Matheson - Vice Chair Janice Fitzpatrick - Treasurer Courtney Herz, Esq. - Secretary Mary Ann Aldrich, RN, MS Deborah Bailin, Esq. Thomas Barton, MD Frederick (Skip) Berrien, MD Monique Harrington Lauri Johnson Stephen Murray, CFA Lara Quiroga, M.Ed.

2013 Staff: Keryn Bernard-Kriegl, MS Executive Director Becky Berk, M.Ed. Quality Improvement Director Julie Day, BA Strengthening Families Director Maria Doyle, LICSW Training Director Diane Hastings, MS Communications Director Brenda Marotto, MS, CPA Fiscal and Office Manager Christina Manter, BA Administrative Assistant Janine Mitchell, BS Communications Coordinator Brittany Roberts, BA Office Management Assistant

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most visited website page


(despite launching the page in August!)


people registered for online training from: • 177 programs • 136 NH towns



We launched an online, searchable database of home visiting providers and family resource centers.

100% of participants would recommend it to others



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train parents in infant abuse prevention techniques to cope with infant crying

15 hospitals statewide ≈78% of new NH parents are informed

97.5% of home visitors and family supporters trained felt ready to share what they learned


3 more hospitals now

• More online donations made than any year. • 22 Presentations to 800 community leaders & service providers. • 24 mentions in news publications about our programs.


new Facebook “likes”


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There can be no keener revelation of a society the way in which it treats -


NH Children’s Trust/ Prevent Child Abuse NH participates in the Combined Federal Campaign, the NH State Employees Campaign, IBM Employees Campaign, BAE Systems Employee Community Fund and several others. Please check with your employer!

Strengthening Board Chair, Families Summit Sponsors Peirce Hunter, MD Program Children’s Hospital at In honor of retired

Mary Ann Aldrich Dr. Thomas Barton Keryn Bernard-Kriegl Dr. Skip Berrien Dr. Suzanne Boulter and Dr. Philip Boulter Julie and Andrew Day Maria Doyle Janice Fitzpatrick Dr. Mary Stuart Gile and Mr. Robert Gile Dr. Wendy Gladstone Anne Grassie Feria and Frances Hanscomb Monique Harrington Diane and George Hastings Courtney Herz Dorthea Hunter Lauri Johnson Audrey Knight Brenda Marotto and Marc Potvin Robert Matheson Stephen Murray Lara Quiroga Dr. Paul Spivack and Ms. Maureen Angelini Jim and Brenda Tibbetts Dr. Oge Young

Unsung Hero Awards Program Sponsor Fidelity Investments

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Exeter Hospital Northwestern Mutual

Friend Sponsors The Children’s Place & Parent Education Center Easter Seals New Hampshire Episcopal Diocese of NH Family Support NH General Federation of Women’s Clubs Merchants Automotive Group NAMI New Hampshire NH Healthy Families NH Association for Infant Mental Health NH Catholic Charities NH DHHS: Women, Infants & Children Nutrition Program; Home Visiting NH Roman Catholic Diocese of Manchester Youth Villages

Benefactor $10,000+

Norwin S. and Elizabeth N. Bean Foundation Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation


$5,000 to $9,999 Alpha Sigma Chapter of Kappa Delta Sorority, UNH Eta Xi Chapter of Kappa Delta Sorority, Dartmouth College Granite United Way Monadnock United Way


$1,000 to $4,999 Anonymous Donors: Price Chopper Stores Barrette Family Fund of the NH Charitable Foundation Thomas M. Barton, MD Bernard-Kriegl Family Bishop’s Charitable Assistance Fund Mary Louise Billings Trust Frank Monahan Foundation Peirce and Jill Hunter IBM Employee Charitable Contribution Campaign Kendal C. and Anna Ham Charitable Foundation Lori and Jack Law Lovett-Woodsum Foundation, Inc. The Society of the Sisters of Charity Speedway Children’s Charities


$500 to $999 Anonymous Donors: New England Combined Federal Campaign Snow Much Fun Softball Tournament UU Church of Portsmouth Mary Ann Aldrich Jessica Barlow Janice Fitzpatrick

The Gilbert Verney Foundation Mary Jane Keane Penny Pitou and Milo Pike Charitable Foundation


$100 to $499 Anonymous (2) Anonymous Donors: BAE Systems Employee Community Fund Harvey’s Coffee Shop, Dover NH State Employee Campaign William and Elizabeth Arnold Bruce and Becky Berk Frederick “Skip” and Virginia Berrien Ellen Carlson and Catherine Barrows Margaret Carter Dr. Robert Chamberlin In honor of Keryn Bernard-Kriegl Beth Davidson Charles DeGrandpre and Marcia Makris Mr. and Mrs. Desgoseilliers & Conor Desgroseilliers In honor of Conor Desgroseilliers Douglas Dolcino Stephanie K. Estrada John Fothergill and Christine Charman Martin Fox Dr. Gilbert Fuld General Federation of Women’s Clubs-NH Anne Grassie Christine Hamm Monique Harrington Harvest Capital Management Harley W. Heath MD Mary Heath Courtney Herz

Please accept our apologies and contact us if we have made any errors or omissions

y’s soul than s its children.

Nelson Mandela

WANT TO BE A 2014 HERO? Donate or volunteer this year! Find out how at or mail check to: 10 Ferry Street, Suite 315 Concord, NH 03301

Hirshberg Family Fund Hudson Lions Club Juliane Katz Vicki Loughery Willard Martin Robert Matheson Dr. Maureen McCanty and Dr. Dennis Card Betsy McKinney Lynne Bartlett Merrill Judith Day and Raymond Miller Anne Montgomery Hannah and Stephen Murray John R. and Barbara Y. Newsom Richard O’Connell Marilyn and Larry Patz Suellen Peluso Jean-Marc Rheaume Sol and Linda Rockenmacher John Farley and Christine Rosenwaser Sheehan, Phinney, Bass & Green PA James W. Squires, MD St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Woodsville Abner Taub and Liliane Sznycer Rotary Club of Concord Jim and Brenda Tibbetts Jane VanBremen Binney and Bob Wells In honor of Lucy Fowlkes Breed Bonnie White

Neighbor $1 to $99

Anonymous Anonymous Donors: Associated Grocers of New England Colby Sawyer College Lemon Twist, New London Lulu Belle’s, Dover Pamela Bailey

Clifton Below Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Bernard In honor of Wayne Morin Lisa and Thomas Biklen Mr. and Mrs. Neil Canter Robert Cardeiro Edward Caylor Robert Dastin Pamela Diamantis Anne and Gus Emmick Barbara C. French Carolyn and Louis Gargasz Mary Stuart Gile, Ed.D Joan Goeckel Tina Hatch Jay & Marjorie Hodes Joanne Holman Laura Jacobi Lauri Johnson Susan Jones Jeffrey Judd Eleanor Lariviere Judith Levasseur Laura Milliken Janine Mitchell Carol Moore Margaret Morgan / Yoga Room Heath, Valerie and Zoey Mulkhey Ruth and Nick Perencevich Jean and John Rich Elsie and Pepo Carrasquillo Rhoda Ross and Joseph Solomon Emma Rous Donald Salvatore C.R. Saunders Helen Schotanus Paul Simek In honor of Stephen Ralbovsky Pamela J. Skovira and Roland Roberge In honor of Rachel Caron Paul Spivack and Maureen Angelini Marie and John Toole Janis Wolak

In-kind goods and services Tom Barton Dawn Beaulieu Benedicts Grill Biofuel Food Capellic, LLC Alana Casey Crossroads Chiropractics Julie and Andrew Day Dunkin Donuts Fisher Cats Donald Flanders IT Secure Jacques Flowers Katrina Bernard Photography Knitters from across New England Paola Leclerc Lindt Chocolatier Robert Macone, LMT Manchester Monarch’s Christina Manter Melissa Koran Photography Janine Mitchell NH Center for Nonprofits Northeast Record Retention, LLC Caitrin Perry Joanne Piazzi Rudi’s, Portsmouth SHARK102.1 105.3 Sheehan, Phinney Bass & Green State Of NH: DHHS: DCYF, Child Development Bureau Stonyfield Farms Tech Soup The Common Man Washington Street Catering WJYY 105.5 WOKQ 97.5 WPKQ 103.7 Yankee Magazine Z107 107.1

in the listing of Heroes. Contact us at or 603-224-1279

Volunteers RSVP of Merrimack County: Bob Baker Winnie Baker Jeannine Flanders Doris Harrington George Harrington Fran Howland Maggie Hoyt Rodney Huntoon Shelley Huntoon Laura McCormack Millie Murdo Spencer Bernard-Kriegl Susie Bright Casey Day Fred Day Lucy Day George Hastings Pattie Lamontagne Jennifer Manter Thelma Manter Shanice Marotto-Potvin Marion Murray Kaitlin Soucy Ariah Stephen Victoria Whalen

Interns Brittany Roberts University of New Hampshire Ekta Sampson Colby Sawyer College Allison Tait University of New Hampshire

NonProfit Org US Postage Paid Concord, NH 03301 Permit #184 The Concord Center 10 Ferry Street, Suite 315 Concord, NH 03301 603-224-1279

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Annual report 2013  

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