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Social Support for Families

If you are parents with a network of supportive family and friends, you may find that it is easier to care for your children and to care for yourselves. Evidence shows that parents need people they can call, even just occasionally, when in need of a sympathetic ear, for transportation, or occasional child care. Your supportive relationships can model positive social interactions for your children as well as give your children access to other supportive adults. Sometimes those relationships may need to be developed. Have you seen the recently released movie “Finding ‘Ohana,” filmed on Oahu, where a family discovers relationships they did not think they could count on?

This section helps you as parents to review your resources and gives recommendations on how to build new supportive relationships.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Learn More About FASD & Join Support Groups. Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is an important, often unrecognized issue that is preventable.

Support for Foster Families in Hawaii

Support for Foster Families in Hawaii

Family Programs Hawaii’s Resource Families Support Services provides support to resource caregivers, aka foster families, and providers in Hawaii.

Covid-19 Resources for Families with Autism

Covid-19 Resources for Families with Autism

Autism Speaks provides educational resources and support for families and providers with autism. Tools and resources are recommended by the Covid-19 Autism Research Community Task Force.

The Five Love Languages

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.

Crisis Card

Crisis Card

The crisis card has been developed for people who are going through a difficult time during this pandemic.

Articles by Age

Click on the ages below to see articles by age.

  All Ages
  Baby 0-11 months
  Toddler 1-3 years
  Pre-Schooler 4-5 years
  Grade-Schooler 6-10 years

Need Help?

AUW Helpline

Call 211
Call & Text 1(877)275-6569

Find food, shelter, financial assistance, child care, parent support, elderly care, etc.  Search online database 24/7.

Daily 7am-10pm

Parent Line

 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

Hawaii CARES

(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.

Daily 24/7

Domestic Violence Action Center Help Lines

Call (808)531-3771 – Oahu
Call 1(800)690-6200 – Toll Free
Text 1(605)956-5680

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
Text 24/7

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