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NH Gives 2023

The Granite State Children’s Alliance provides a variety of programs dedicated not only to providing a coordinated response for a forensic interview at the Child Advocacy Center, but also to educating adults in the community about their role in the child protections system and filling gaps to provide healthy next steps in the healing process.

As a non-profit organization committed to providing all our services at no cost, we are excited to announce our participation in NH Gives.  Hosted by the NH Center for Nonprofits, NH Gives is the state’s largest day-of-giving – bringing together hundreds of nonprofits and tens of thousands of donors to raise as much money and awareness as possible for the causes served by NH’s nonprofit sector.

It is 24-hours for Granite Staters to give back to the nonprofits that give so much to our communities every day.

Child Advocacy Centers

Child Advocacy Centers (CACs) provide coordinated support to children 3-18 (and their caregivers) who are alleging child sexual abuse, felony level physical abuse, or have witnessed a violetnt crime such as homicide or domestic violence.  CACs strive to reduce trauma suffered by child victims of abuse by creating a child-friendly, victim-centered safe place where children can talk to a trained professional forensic interviewer about their abuse and streamline the investigative process.

KNOW & TELL

KNOW & TELL® is an education program to educate all adults to KNOW the signs of abuse and TELL responsible authorities when a child needs helpThis comprehensive program provides exceptional professional development opportunities to schools, youth serving organizations, camps, coaches, law enforcement, first responders and other members of the community who work with children.

Behavioral Health Services

Our Behavioral Health Program provides onsite behavioral health services at the Child Advocacy Centers in Belknap, Hillsborough (Manchester) and Cheshire Counties.  The program provides trauma-informed, licensed behavioral health clinicians who will work with you and your child to assess the impact of any traumas your child has experienced, as well as any other current mental health-related concerns you may have for your child.

H.E.A.R.T. Program

The majority of the children seen at Child Advocacy Centers (CAC) in NH are school age. Through our Helping Ensure Appropriate Response to Trauma (H.E.A.R.T) program, CACs are partnering with school districts to address trauma related needs of school aged children.

The H.E.A.R.T program is a collaboration between school districts and the Greater Lakes Child Advocacy Center in order (with parental permission) to inform appropriate school personnel when a child has been seen at the CAC, so that school staff can respond to the child’s needs in an appropriate, trauma informed way.

Professional Trainings

We offer a wide variety of expert trainings for our partners and those in the field.

Child Advocacy Center model response; including the Science behind the forensic interview, Your role on the MDT, and
minimal facts gathering for first responders