Please join us for our


November 1, 2019 from 8:00am to 10:30am at

Grappone Conference Center

70 Constitution Ave, Concord, NH.

Blue Ribbon or Gold Circle applications are CLOSED.

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Go to the AWARDS Tab to see this year's winners

Keynote Speaker: Cassie Yackley, Psy.D.

Cassie Yackley, Psy.D. has spent more than 25 years committed to understanding and effectively addressing the impact of traumatic/adverse experiences on children, caregivers/families, and systems. She brings together recent discoveries from developmental neuroscience, attachment, implementation science, and reflective practice to help audiences develop skills of relationship and self-awareness in ways that transform organizations, promote staff professional growth and wellness, and improve outcomes for the consumers they serve.

She believes that people are more than their symptoms, which are our body's and mind's ways of dealing with overwhelming adversity. People do the best they can, given their circumstances. Relational safety, compassion, opportunities for reflection, and empowerment allow us to transcend traumatic experiences. Cassie has collaborated with individuals, providers, and agencies across child-serving systems to employ this approach.

Cassie’s projects have included: Partners for Change, working with NH Child Protective Services and Juvenile Justice to both actualize their commitment to trauma-informed care and more effectively coordinating efforts across systems; Safe Schools, Healthy Students, providing training in trauma-informed practices for five major NH school systems; Growing Healthy Families, developing sustainable capacity for ongoing training of NH mental health providers in Child Parent Psychotherapy one of the few evidenced-based treatments for children six and under and their caregivers; Trauma-Informed Early Childhood Services, Pre-school Technical Assistance Network, & State Systemic Improvement Plan, where she is developing a sustainable network of training and support for early-childhood care providers and pre-school teachers and staff. She has developed training and provided consultation with organizations and systems making the shift to a reflective, trauma-informed stance including NH DCYF, NH Hospital, Crotched Mountain Rehabilitative Center, and several schools and school districts. Yackley served 10 years as Director and Chief Psychologist for an APA-accredited doctoral intern program and continues to tremendously enjoy teaching and supervising growth-minded professionals.​

New Hampshire Partners in Education Board of Directors

Shannon Kruger, Chair

Ronna Cadarette, Vice Chair

Owen Harrington, Secretary

Gwen Pham, Treasurer

Tom Croteau

Dillard Collins

Heidi Blais

Nancy Trowsdale

Maria Pearson

Deanna Donnelly