Sept 21, 2021 – The State of Health and Migration for Micronesians to the US – Davis Rehuher from the University of Hawaii at Manoa presents on Micronesian Migration to the US and affects on health for Micronesians.
Articles for Service Providers
Information, resources, events, webinars, and more for service providers to help our families nurture daily using the five protective factors.
How to Prevent Toxic Stress at Work and in Our Communities in Hawaii
Sept 16, 2021 – How Toxic Stress Affects Hawaii’s Workforce and Communities – Dr. Sarah Watamura speaks on how toxic stress affects our workforce and community today in Hawaii, and how to prevent it.
Everyone Experiences Stress
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.
How Every Child Can Thrive by Five
Molly Wright is seven years old and is one of the youngest speakers for TED Talks. She asks us, what if a game of peek-a-boo could change the world?
Toxic Stress and the Science of ACEs
July 14, 2021 – This is the second webinar in a series that explores the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Toxic Stress.
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?
Mental Health of Youth During COVID-19 Pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lock down created a mental health crisis for children and their families.
Child Developmental Milestones in 10 Languages
It’s important to act early if you have concerns about your child’s behavior or development. These easily downloadable pdfs on child development are available in 10 languages.
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.
Resources for Special Needs Children in Hawaii
SPIN provides latest information that is happening in Hawai’i to families and providers regarding educational service, healthcare, and more.
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.
Free Parenting Support Groups in Hawaii
Family Hui Hawaii created programs for families to build life-long relationships and receive support from other families in the community.
Bottle Feeding Your Baby
Not only is it about what they eat, it’s also about how they eat. It’s important to learn how to feed your baby to reduce the stress your baby may be experiencing.
Is Your Teen in an Unhealthy Relationship?
Support Your Teen in Unhealthy Relationships, Violence, or Digital Abuse
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.
Keiki Heroes Teach Kids How to Stay Safe During the Pandemic
Learn How to Keep Your Child Safe During the Pandemic.
Behavioral Health & Homelessness Resources for Providers During the Pandemic in Hawaii
A statewide unified response group has been created in Hawaii to address reducing the spread of COVID-19 among the homeless and behavioral health population and to provide resources for service providers.
How to Help Kids and Parents Feel Heard
Download this PDF to help teach your child to communicate and express their feelings.
Domestic Abuse Power and Control Wheel
Use the Power and Control Wheel to Explain Domestic Abuse. Domestic Abuse Intervention Programs was created to help victims of domestic violence. Download the power and control wheel to inform and educate your clients.
Keiki Safety Tips
Learn how to keep your children safe while they’re at home or while they’re traveling.
The Free Vroom App – Building Healthy Brains with Your Children
Use the free Vroom app to get tips on healthy brain development for your children from birth to age five.
Early Childhood Development Milestones
Learn about your child’s developmental milestones from birth to age five and how your child plays, learns, acts, speaks and moves.
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
Child Abuse Prevention Tip Sheets
Resources for Child Abuse Prevention. Tip sheets are designed for service providers to share with families. They help to provide a starting point for a discussion between parent and provider that is grounded in the protective factors.
Financial Income Supports for Families in Hawaii
Find information and support to help provide for your family in Hawaii. Financial security is an important aspect for nurturing households.
Child Care Support in Hawaii
Find information and support to help with child care in Hawaii.
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.
CSSP: Protective Factors Action Sheets
Action sheets to help strengthen families by promoting the five protective factors for your clients and families.
CDC: Essentials for Childhood Violence Prevention
Creating safe and nurturing environments for families are essential to healthy families.
CDC: Act Early
Every child grows and reaches milestones in their development. Track your child’s development and learn what to do if you have concerns.
Tips for Families: Coronavirus
Resources for Families During the Pandemic. Tips and information for families to help their children going through COVID.
The crisis card has been developed for people who are going through a difficult time during this pandemic.
Legal Aid Hawaii: Providers’ Guide to Evictions Under the Moratoriums
This is the latest training for social service providers on eviction moratoriums in Hawaii and how to refer cases to Legal Aid Hawaii.
One Oahu COVID-19 Resources
Resources for Oahu: Find information for food, healthcare, business, and children and grandparents resources; government services; and financial and housing assistance.
Family Partnership Guidelines for Early Childhood Settings
Early Learning Programs Including Home Visiting. These documents were created for providers to support building family engagement in their programs. They are focused on building healthy relationships.
Building Better Relationships with Youth Virtually During COVID-19
The Search Institute has released a two-page checklist of simple outreach actions youth program workers can take to build better developmental relationships with young people when they can’t be with them in person.
Are You a Mandated Reporter Who Isn’t Sure When to Report? Mandated Reporters are service providers who work with children and are required to report cases of abuse and neglect of a child. Mandated Reporters may have many questions about what circumstance qualifies as a report.
DV 101 Fundamentals of Domestic Violence
Oct 6, 13, 20; 2020 – Basic Domestic Violence Training for Staff who Encounter Domestic Violence
Call & Text 1(877)275-6569
Aloha United Way 211 provides information for finding food, shelter, financial assistance, child care, parent support, elderly care, disability services, job training, and many more services. Search online database 24/7.
Call (808)526-1222 - Oahu
Call 1(800)816-1222 - Toll Free
The Parent Line provides 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, experiencing a crisis, thinking of suicide, is in need of access to mental health or substance use treatment, or is experiencing distress related to COVID-19 & other challenges, 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 you are experiencing an emergency, please call 9-1-1. Domestic Violence Action Center provides information on how to get help and can answer your questions about domestic violence.
Call Monday -Friday 8am-5pm