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Parents and Caregivers


Working Toward the Sandy Hook Promise

February 06, 2013
Lebanon, NH

"I just can't get those children out of my mind." How many times have you heard those words since the tragic events of December 14, 2012? How many times have you seen the faces of the young lives lost at Sandy Hook Elementary School and wondered what could have been done to prevent such a tragedy? When CHaD leaders at the Boyle Community Pediatrics Program and Injury Prevention Center thought about these words, they decided to respond and take action to bring the community together. The point is that we should not forget. We should remember, and use this as a marker in time to try and make a difference in our world.

On Thursday, February 7, 2013, from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. a community forum will be held to discuss how we move forward. Working toward the Sandy Hook Promise: Building a Safe and Vibrant Community is aforum open to the public. Join us for a panel presentation followed by a community discussion. We hope to identify steps we can take together to become a stronger and safer community.

The forum will be held in Auditorium E & F, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH. Everyone interested in creating a safe and vibrant community is welcome and encouraged to attend.

The discussion will be moderated by Steven H. Chapman, M.D., Director of the Boyle Community Pediatrics Program, and is co-sponsored with the Injury Prevention Program

Panel Members include:

  • Nan Parson, Principal of Lebanon High School
  • Elaine Frank, Program Director of CALM (Counseling on Access to Lethal Means Project)
  • Benjamin R. Nordstrom, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Pano Rodis, Ph.D. Psychologist in independent practice/ Lecturer, Department of Psychiatry Geisel School Of Medicine
  • Laurie Harding, MS, RN, NH State Representative, Vice Chair, Health and Human Service Committee and Elderly Affairs
  • Nick Giaccone, Chief of Police, Hanover, NH
  • Suellen Griffin, MSN, FACHE, President and CEO of West Central Behavioral Health
  • Carla Bailey, Pastor

CHaD invites you to be part of this forum dedicated to the Sandy Hook Promise. Part of that promise is: "To truly honor the lives lost by turning our tragedy into a moment of transformation." For more information on the Sandy Hook Promise, or to sign the pledge, visit:

Let's not forget. Join us.

Working toward the Sandy Hook Promise: Building a Safe and Vibrant Community

Thursday, February 7, 2013
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Auditorium E & F at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

For more information, please contact Kathy Stocker at

Please park in the Main Entrance Parking Lot and enter through the main entrance doors. Turn right at the rotunda and follow signs down the glassed hallway.

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