MANCHESTER – In honor of April as Child Abuse Prevention Month, Senator Maggie Hassan today participated in the Granite State Children’s Alliance KNOW & TELL Leadership Collaborative meeting, where she commended the Granite State Children’s Alliance for strengthening the well-being and development of the children that they serve and emphasized the importance of raising awareness about signs of abuse. Senator Hassan was joined by Senator Jeanne Shaheen, New Hampshire Attorney General Gordon MacDonald, and Joy Barrett, Executive Director of Granite State Children’s Alliance.
KNOW & TELL is an initiative of Granite State Children’s Alliance designed to educate and empower adults to understand the signs of child abuse and report abuse to the responsible authorities.
“Every child has the fundamental right to be safe, cared for and loved, and to learn, grow, and seize their full potential,” Senator Hassan said. “Unfortunately, too many children are subjected to child abuse, which is a pressing public health and safety challenge that affects every one of our communities. The KNOW & TELL Initiative is critical to addressing this challenge, helping to break the cycle of abuse and hopefully helping children recover and achieve justice. I look forward to continue working with the Granite State Children’s Alliance to build a safer, stronger New Hampshire where all of our young people have the opportunity to reach their full potential.”
As Governor of New Hampshire, Senator Maggie Hassan proclaimed April 20th as KNOW & TELL Day in the Granite State and worked to provide funding for child advocacy centers. As a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, Senator Hassan has continued her commitment to protecting New Hampshire’s young people, including supporting the bipartisan Continuation of Useful Resources To States (COURTS) Act to provide much-needed support to courts handling child welfare cases as well as the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Act to help grandparents raising grandchildren better meet the needs of the children in their care. The bipartisan bill has passed the Senate.