Caring for children with special needs can be exhausting and complex. Parents and caregivers often struggle to find the resources and services their child needs. NH Family Voices is in a unique position to help families because we are parents who have children/youth and young adults with chronic health, physical, developmental and mental health challenges. We can help you!

Who are children with special health care needs?

Children and youth with special health care needs are those who have, or are at risk for, a chronic physical, developmental, behavioral or emotional conditions and who also require health and related services of a type or amount beyond that required by children generally.

(US DHHS, Maternal and Child Health Bureau)

Our Family to Family Health Information and Education Centers provide free technical assistance and emotional support to families of children and youth with special health care needs and the professionals who serve them.
The NH Family Voices Lending Library was developed to support families and professionals with information to promote understanding, knowledge, and emotional encouragement. We have a rich selection of books written for children providing a positive, affirmative approach to learning about general health, illnesses, disabilities and behavioral challenges.
A recent national survey estimates that 50,365 children in New Hampshire have a special health care need. Some children require only an accurate diagnosis and routine treatment and monitoring. Others need life-sustaining technology, treatment, and medicines throughout their lives.

Resources & Links

NHFV works hard to provide you with access to updated useful information. Browse our Resources or Lending Library to find what you need!

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