The Granite State Children’s Alliance

No Excuse - End Abuse



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2019 Goals:

The Granite State Children’s Alliance (GSCA) is committed to supporting Child Advocacy Centers (CACs) in New Hampshire. In 2017, we completed a year-long strategic planning initiative that engaged 55 key stakeholders from across the state committed to improving the Child Advocacy Center experience. The results of the five-year plan, “Runway to 2021,” will positively affect the direction of our organization, our child protection system in New Hampshire and our CAC movement. The full report detailing the process and our goals is available on our website. Another continued goal for 2019 is to expand KNOW & TELL, our public responsibility movement to educate and empower adults to KNOW the signs of abuse, and TELL responsible authorities when they suspect a child needs help. Development has begun for the KNOW & TELL online eCourse comprised of three key modules:

• Educate: Learn the signs of neglect, physical and sexual abuse to identify a child victim and understand your responsibility as a mandated reporter.

• Inform: Know when and how to report suspected abuse when a child needs your help.

• Protect: Recognize your role in the child protection system; we all have a responsibility to protect children.

The eCourse is free and expected to be made available to educators, coaches and youth-serving organizations in February 2019. Each module is approximately 30 minutes in length and a certification will be awarded at the conclusion of the eCourse after successful completion of a short quiz.


Giving Opportunities:

Granite State Children’s Alliance fully supports the only statewide fundraiser for Child Advocacy Centers: Beards for Bucks-Razorless for a Reason. Law enforcement officers from across the state are allowed to grow professional-looking facial hair for the month of October as a fun and engaging way to raise money for their local CAC. Officers and CACs depend on the generosity of the community to make this event a success. Another investment opportunity is expanding our KNOW & TELL program. Its continued success and growth is made possible by our donors. Please visit our website to learn more.


Board Officers   /   Board Members

Joseph “Tate” Curti
Immediate Past Chairman
Southern New Hampshire Medical Center

Phillip Taub, Esq.
Chairman of the Board
Nixon Peabody

Andy Crews
Vice-Chairman of the Board
AutoFair

Cathy Brittis
Child Advocacy Center of Grafton & Sullivan Counties

David Rotman
Merrimack County Attorney Office

Teresa Rhodes Rosenberger
Devine Millimet

 Nick Abramson
Abramson, Brown & Dugan, PA

Johnathan Greenblatt, MD
Elliott Hospital Cardiovascular Consultants

Brad Russ
Internet Crimes Against Children

Deputy Chief Denis Linehan
Nashua Police Department

Chris Hodgdon
Comcast

Adrian Thomas, MD
New Hampshire NeuroSpine Institute

Marga Bessette
WZID

Stephen Langan
Fidelity Management and Research Company

Richard C. Tracy
NH Department of Justice, Attorney General’s Office

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