Keeping your family strong – Every family experiences stress, and the Child Welfare Information Gateway has compiled some resources to help parents weather the stress so they can remain strong when things get tough.
Parental Resilience for Families
Evidence shows that parents who are able to effectively cope with their own life’s stresses develop resilience – that inner strength to be able to bounce back when things are not going well. Believe it or not, this ability to deal with life’s ups and downs serves as a model of coping for your children. You are their model.
Most parents have connections that they have created or inner strengths that they may not know they could be using. These inner strengths and/or connections can serve as a foundation for building your own strong resilience. Inner strengths and connections may include but are not limited to one’s faith, a sense of humor, a supportive relative, being flexible, patience, etc. Parental resilience will help guide you on how best to respond to your child when life gets tough.
Talking to Children about Race, Ethnicity, Culture
Not sure where to begin with talking to your children about race, culture and enthnicity? Seseme Street is a great place to help begin the conversation.
How to Talk to Kids About Racial Violence
It’s everywhere, and yet, do we know how to talk to our kids about racial violence, police brutality, and racial injustice?
Covid-19 Parental Resources
Information to families to help give a better understanding of how Covid-19 may be affecting their social, emotional and mental health.
Support for New Parents in Hawaii
Breastfeeding and Support for New Parents in Hawaii. Nest For Families provides a network for local parents to connect with other families to get support for breastfeeding and any of the struggles new parents face. Get texts and phone calls to help you through your first years as a parent.
Parenting After Divorce
More often than not, co-parenting doesn’t work for divorced parents due to unresolved conflicts and/or lack of communication.
Co-parenting can be difficult when you have an uncooperative, combative, or a narcissistic ex-partner.
Is Your Parenting Style Different from Your Partner’s?
Having different parenting styles can confuse children, as they wonder whose side to take and what the rules are. Here are 8 tips to help parents with differing parenting styles.
Why Do I Get Angry?
Are you unsure why you’re angry? Often times when we feel angry, there are many emotions under the surface like an anger iceberg.
The Five Love Languages
Learn How to Improve Your Relationships. Take the quiz and have a better understanding of your primary love language and how you can use it to build meaningful relationships.
Raising Healthy Kids with Very Well Family
Tips and information to help raise happy and healthy children at different stages of their development. Child development milestones
The Five Strengths for Healthy, Happy Families
Strengthen Your Family in Five Ways. All families benefit when they have these five strengths. Learn more about them and explore ways to build the strengths for your family.
How You Can Help Someone Who is Being Abused or Neglected
What should I do if someone
is being abused or neglected? This tip sheet will provide you with more information about what child abuse and neglect is and what to do if you or a friend isn’t safe.
Kamalama Parenting & Communicating with Respect
Nov 17, 2020 – The Parent Line is Offering Free Mini Virtual Workshops.
Family Hui Hawaii: Embracing Your Journey as Your Child’s First Teacher
A child’s early learning years, prenatal to age 8, are a critical time of brain development where children build the foundations for success in life.
CDC School Decision-Making Tool for Parents, Caregivers, and Guardians
Deciding how to go back to school with interactive decision-making tools during the COVID-19 pandemic from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Child Mind Institute: Supporting Kids During Coronavirus Crisis
As the coronavirus crisis continues, parents everywhere are struggling to keep children healthy and occupied.
Parent’s Guide for Working from Home Alongside Kids Schooling from Home
The Conflict Center has created this helpful guide for parents who are working at home with their children who are schooling from home.
Call & Text 1(877)275-6569
Find food, shelter, financial assistance, child care, parent support, elderly care, etc. Search online database 24/7.
Call (808)526-1222 – Oahu
Call 1(800)816-1222 – Toll Free
Resources for parents on child behavior & development, parenting, caregiver suport & community resources. Closed on State and Federal holidays.
Monday -Friday 8am-6pm
Saturday – Sunday 9am-1pm
(808)832-3100 – Oahu
All Islands, Toll Free
1(800)985-5990 Multilingual COVID-19 Emotional Distress
If you or a loved one is feeling anxious, has a crisis, thinking of suicide, or need access to mental health or substance use treatment, experiencing distress related to COVID-19 & other disasters, help is available. Visit Hawaii CARES.
Domestic Violence Action Center Help Lines
Call (808)531-3771 – Oahu
Call 1(800)690-6200 – Toll Free
If it is an emergency, please call 911. Domestic Violence Action Center provides information on ways to get help & answers to questions about domestic violence.
Call Monday -Friday 8am-5pm