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Star-Advertiser Article: State struggling to stem arrests of runaway kids, Officials are tackling the nation-leading rate with legislation and pilot programs
January 29, 2014
The 17-year-old boy involved in Tuesday’s shooting at Roosevelt High School isn’t the only Hawaii runaway who has found himself in a confrontation with the law. Hawaii has a history of arresting more runaways than any other state in the … Continue reading

KHON-TV News Story: Local nonprofit expands reach with video web series
January 10, 2014
The state’s only organization focused exclusively on helping young girls overcome abuse, trauma and addiction is hoping to spread its message with a video web series launching on YouTube. Local nonprofit expands reach with video web series [Video file]. Retrieved … Continue reading

Flickr Album: Gov. Abercrombie Hosts Project Kealahou Girls & Families at Washington Place
September 14, 2013
Gov. Neil Abercrombie and his wife Dr. Nancie Caraway today hosted Project Kealahou staff, girls and their families at Washington Place to talk story about the program. The governor also gave the group a personal tour of his chambers at … Continue reading

Mana Magazine Feature Article: Cultural Healing
September 01, 2013
“Cultural Healing: How a cultural and community-based program is changing the lives of local girls.” Mana magazine. “Laulima – Working Together” feature article. Caron, Will. Published September/October 2013.

Midweek Column: Girls, Trauma And Mental Health
August 21, 2013
Ruth LaMer Practice development specialist with Project Kealahou Where did you receive your schooling/training? I was born and raised on Oahu. I received my bachelor’s degree in family resources from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and my master’s degree … Continue reading

Project Kealahou Presented with Bronze ECCO Award from Substance Abuse & Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
July 18, 2013
Bronze ECCO Award: Launch Time: Project Kealahou Web Site Reaches Referral Sources Project Kealahou launched website and online media outreach efforts to primarily target professionals in mental health services as potential referral sources, as well as Hawaii girls and their … Continue reading

Crystal Brown, PK Peer Support Specialist, Named Outstanding Youth Consumer Advocate
June 05, 2013
The 8th Annual Mental Health Mahalo Awards Luncheon There never was a prouder college graduate this past Monday than CRYSTAL BROWN.  You would be, too, if you had been on the journey she has been on. When she was born, … Continue reading

NCCD (National Council on Crime & Deliquency) Blog Post: A Path From Girlhood to Womanhood for Girls in Foster Care
May 24, 2013
A Path From Girlhood to Womanhood for Girls in Foster CareBy Karen Worthington We’re pleased to have Karen Worthington, JD, join us for another guest blog post focusing on girls in the foster care system. Karen is a consultant and … Continue reading

Star-Advertiser Article: Project Kealahou helps girls overcome trauma
May 13, 2013
Crystal Brown, 21, wishes that she had something like Project Kealahou when she was growing up. She was born while her mother was in prison and raised by her grandmother, who died when she was 9. She later wound up … Continue reading

PK Peer Support Specialist Crystal Brown Featured in National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day Virtual Event
May 09, 2013
On May 9, 2013, SAMHSA celebrated National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day with messages and activities focused on young adults and the importance of social connectedness in their lives. The 2013 National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day virtual event, which … Continue reading