N.H. Conference for Women receives honor

Published: 4/19/2019 5:40:56 PM
Modified: 4/19/2019 5:40:44 PM
ConcordN.H. Conference for Women receives honor

N.H. Conference for Women hosted by Women Inspiring Women was again voted Best Networking Event in N.H. in N.H. Business Review’s 2019 Best of Business Awards. More than 4,400 N.H. Business Review readers cast their votes to select this year’s BOB Awards recipients, which included more than 90 winners across New Hampshire in a range of business-to-business categories. Women Inspiring Women, along with all 2019 BOB Awards winners was celebrated at the annual BOB Awards party held on March 14 at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord. To learn more about the 2019 Best of Business Awards, and for a full list of winners, visit nhbr.com/BOB-Awards.

LaconiaPanel discussion

It’s not something that anyone likes to talk about, but the hard truth is that people who experience an intellectual disability are victimized more often than those without a disability. A year-long investigation by National Public Radio found that people with intellectual disabilities are sexually assaulted at a rate seven times higher than those without disabilities. To shed light on this topic and start discussing ways to arm families, caregivers, educators and individuals themselves with the information they need to be safe and reverse this trend, Lakes Region Community Services is hosting a panel discussion: “D.E.N.I.A.L – Disability Education Neglects to Include All Life Choices” on May 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the LRCS Main Office, 719 N. Main St., Laconia. “These statistics are an unfortunate reality,” said Lakes Region Community Services President & CEO Rebecca L. Bryant. “Some parents and caregivers avoid topics around sexual activity and sexual abuse because they don’t know how to address the subject, are uncomfortable, and believe their loved one will not understand. The reason for this panel discussion is to bring together experts in the community who will provide vital information, answer questions and help cut through that natural resistance to meet this issue head on.” Topics to be covered and presenters include: Health Education with Christine Woodland, a health educator at Moultonborough Academy; Friendship & Dating with Dr. Laurie Guidry, and more. Please RSVP to Sarah Cadorette, 581-1528 or sarah.cadorette@lrcs.org.

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