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Cultural Perspectives: Working with Transgender or Māhū Youth & Families
Wednesday, 06 July 2016 03:00 AM » State of Hawaii Laboratories Division

Presenter:

Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, also known as Kumu Hina, is a native Hawaiian transgender woman or māhū, a term referring to individals who embody both male and female spirit. She is known for her work as a kumu (in Hawaiian, "kumu" translates as teacher), cultural practitioner and community leader. She has been described as "a powerful performer with a clear, strong voice."

To learn more about Kumu Hina, visit her website at http://kumuhina.com

Learning Objectives:

1. Participants will understand a cultural perspective of the Hawaiian transgender community.

2. Participants will be able to utilize a cultural perspective when helping transgender youth and their families.

3. Participants will be provided the opportunity to ask case-specific or general questions regarding culturally appropriate approaches for working with the transgender community in Hawaii.

Register online now.


What Works With Girls: a "share-out" on PK outcomes + gender-responsive care
Friday, 24 June 2016 09:45 AM » Kroc Center Hawaii

Mahalo nui loa for your ongoing support of Project Kealahou!

Join us to reflect on our lessons learned, and celebrate our continued state funding and services for girls who have experienced trauma. Includes keynote by local gender issues researcher Dr. Valli Kalei Kanuha of the University of Hawaii at Mānoa, catered lunch and more.

Project Kealahou (PK) is a federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) grant-funded initiative of the Hawaii State Child and Adolescent Mental Health Division (CAMHD). PK has been providing gender-responsive, trauma-informed care to girls on Oahu since 2011. To learn more, please visit our website: www.projectkealahou.org.

Check-in will begin at 9:45 a.m. and the program will begin promptly at 10 a.m. Please be on time. 

Register online now. 


Family Strengthening Workshop
Wednesday, 21 May 2014 05:30 PM » Bishop Museum, 1525 Bernice Street, Honolulu 96817

Adult Track Topic:  Managing Caregiver Stress. Facilitated by Scott Shimabukuro of the Department of Health, we will discuss ways to manage stress in the home and promote self-care.

Girls Track Topic:  Prison Monologues. Facilitated by the Pua Foundation, we will discuss how community involvement teaches coping skills through inspirational poems and skits.

The event will end at 8 p.m. RSVP to Jackie Jackson (Parent Support Coordinator) at 808-692-2355 by May 15. This event is co-sponsored by Hawai`i Families As Allies.


Training Workshop: Team Up for Children (Parents & Caregivers)
Saturday, 22 February 2014 08:30 AM » KEY Project Kahalu`u (47-200 Waihee`e Rd., Kaneohe, HI 96744)

Team up for children! FREE training for parents/caregivers on how to get better services for children with emotional, developmental and behavioral challenges, such as depression, bipolar, ADHD and/or autism.

Parents and other family members need a "road map" that makes a tough job easier. This free training workshop offers a simple, practical approach to working with professionals so families get the services their children need.

Workshop leader Wendy Besmann, the mother of children with bipolar disorder and autism, is the author of Team Up for Your Child: A Step-by-Step Guide to Working Smarter with Doctors, Schools, Insurers and Agencies, which will be used as a textbook. All participants will get a Road Map kit and workbook. Lunch will be served.

The trainings are next week, so check out the flyers and sign up today: Call Jackie Jackson at 487-8785 with your name and contact information. The registration deadline has been extended through Wed., February 19th. Seating is limited, so please register today. This training is sponsored by Project Kealahou.

 


Training Workshop: Team Up for Children (Professionals)
Friday, 21 February 2014 08:30 AM » KEY Project Kahalu`u (47-200 Waihee`e Rd., Kaneohe, HI 96744)

Team up for children! FREE training for professionals working with children, adolescents and families on how to get better services for children with emotional, developmental and behavioral challenges, such as depression, bipolar, ADHD and/or autism.

Direct care staff can help parents and other family members create a "road map" to better care for their children, which allows families to become active partners in service planning and treatment. Emphasis will be places on everyday issues encountered by participants, and practical tools for collaborating with colleagues across other service systems.

Workshop leader Wendy Besmann, the mother of children with bipolar disorder and autism, is the author of Team Up for Your Child: A Step-by-Step Guide to Working Smarter with Doctors, Schools, Insurers and Agencies, which will be used as a textbook. All participants will get a Road Map kit and workbook. Lunch will be served.

The trainings are next week, so check out the flyers and sign up today: Call Tami Whitney at 808-733-9859 or email her your contact information to tamara.whitney@doh.hawaii.gov. Seating is limited. The registration deadline has been extended through Wed., February 19th. Seating is limited, so please register today. This training is sponsored by Project Kealahou.

 


Governing Council Meeting
Wednesday, 13 November 2013 12:00 AM

Open to the public. Please come and share your voice. Details TBA. RSVP to tamara.whitney@doh.hawaii.gov to attend.


Governing Council Meeting
Wednesday, 11 September 2013 12:00 AM

Open to the public. Please come and share your voice. Details TBA. RSVP to tamara.whitney@doh.hawaii.gov to attend.


Governing Council Meeting
Wednesday, 10 July 2013 12:00 AM

Open to the public. Please come and share your voice. Details TBA. RSVP to tamara.whitney@doh.hawaii.gov to attend.


Children's Mental Health Summit
Friday, 10 May 2013 12:00 AM » Ko`olau Ballrooms & Conference Center

More information TBA soon!


National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day
Thursday, 09 May 2013 12:00 AM

We'll be sign-waving at the capitol; come join us! Time and meeting place TBD.


Governing Council Meeting
Wednesday, 08 May 2013 12:00 AM

Open to the public. Please come and share your voice. Details TBA. RSVP to tamara.whitney@doh.hawaii.gov to attend.


27th Annual SPIN Conference
Saturday, 06 April 2013 08:30 AM » University of Hawai`i - Campus Center

A conference for families of children with disabilities and helping professionals. In partnership with: Center on Disability Studies, Community Children’s Council Office, Department of Education, Developmental Disabilities Council, Developmental Disabilities Division, Disability & Communication Access Board, Early Intervention Section - Department of Health, Good Beginnings Alliance, Hawaii Families As Allies, Hilopa’a Family to Family Health Information Center, Learning Disabilities Association of Hawaii/Hawaii Parent Training & Information Center, and Maternal & Child Health Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental & Related Disabilities (MCH LEND).

For information, call SPIN at 586-8126 or email spin@doh.hawaii.gov.


10th Annual Hawai`i IVAT Conference
Tuesday, 19 March 2013 12:00 AM » Ala Moana Hotel, Honolulu

Theme: Preventing, Assessing & Treating Child, Adolescent & Adult Trauma

Conference Tracks: Child Trauma * Adolescent Trauma/Youth Violence * Adult/Family Trauma * Prevention/Early Intervention* Intimate Partner Violence * Trauma in Military Personnel, Veterans & Their Families * Healthcare Professionals Dealing with Abuse & Trauma * Criminal Justice & Legal Issues

Presented by the Institute on Violence, Abuse & Trauma (IVAT) at Alliant International University, San Diego, Calif.


Governing Council Meeting
Wednesday, 13 March 2013 02:00 PM » Women’s Community Correctional Center

Please come and share your voice! We have the honor of being invited by Warden Mark Peterson to have this month’s PK Governing Council Meeting at the Women’s Community Correctional Center at 42-477 Kalanianeole Highway in Kailua.

Warden Peterson and his team have worked hard to institute trauma-informed care at WCCC from classes and care offered to opportunities for growth and transformation. They are building a place of healing – pu’uhonua in Hawaiian – building partnerships with people in the community to help the women find their voice and their worth. The warden’s message of care and change is inspiring!

We will be meeting in the Warden’s office and will not enter the secure part of WCCC. Park in the open lot on Kalanianeole Highway. The office is to the right up a few steps. We will have someone outside to greet you and direct you to the warden’s office. You must RSVP in advance to tamara.whitney@doh.hawaii.gov.

AGENDA
I. Introductions
II. Welcome and brief introduction to WCCC innovations and approach
III. PK Staff Reports
a. Tia Roberts, Director
b. Kerry Causey, Clinical Director
IV. A Discussion on Family Involvement led by Lani Carrillo, HFAA
PK aims to recognize the role of the family in each young woman’s journey. We will discuss family involvement and how we can listen to the family and youth in providing care and activities and opportunities. We will seek your input on:
-How PK is doing?
-What we could do better?
-What girls and their families need?
-How can we work together with the family and other agencies to provide and influence services and the system?


LGBT Training
Friday, 08 February 2013 09:00 AM » State Lab Building, Auditorium (2725 Waimano Home Road)

Please join us for a free training! Improving Emotional & Behavioral Outcomes for LGBT Youth: A Guide for Professionals

National Speaker & Author: Jeff Poirer, M.A., Senior Researcher, American Institutes for Research, Washington, D.C.

Local Speaker & Equality HI Board Member: Kimberly Allen, L.S.W., Performance Manager, Child & Adolescent Mental Health Division, Honolulu, HI

There are two opportunities to catch this great training:

Feb. 6th, 2013, 9:00 a.m.--12:30 p.m.

Queen's Medical Center, Kamehameha Auditorium (1301 Punchbowl Street)

Feb. 8th, 2013, 9:00 a.m.--12:30 p.m.

State Lab Building, Auditorium (2725 Waimano Home Road)

RSVP requested to tamara.whitney@doh.hawaii.gov. Please include name and organization in email.


LGBT Training
Friday, 08 February 2013 09:00 AM » State Lab Building, Auditorium (2725 Waimano Home Road)

Please join us for a free training! Improving Emotional & Behavioral Outcomes for LGBT Youth: A Guide for Professionals

National Speaker & Author: Jeff Poirer, M.A., Senior Researcher, American Institutes for Research, Washington, D.C.

Local Speaker & Equality HI Board Member: Kimberly Allen, L.S.W., Performance Manager, Child & Adolescent Mental Health Division, Honolulu, HI

There are two opportunities to catch this great training:

Feb. 6th, 2013, 9:00 a.m.--12:30 p.m.

Queen's Medical Center, Kamehameha Auditorium (1301 Punchbowl Street)

Feb. 8th, 2013, 9:00 a.m.--12:30 p.m.

State Lab Building, Auditorium (2725 Waimano Home Road)

RSVP requested to tamara.whitney@doh.hawaii.gov. Please include name and organization in email.


Governing Council
Wednesday, 16 January 2013 12:00 PM » Diamond Head Health Center

Agenda

I. Welcome and introductions

II. Project status updates

III. What does family involvement look like (discussion)?

1. Strategies to get families involved

IV. Future Governing Council meetings (save the dates)

V. Closing

Lunch will be provided.


Youth & Family Activities
Tuesday, 01 January 2013 12:00 AM » Islandwide

Activities are ongoing throughout the month.

Please contact Napua Kauwale, youth support coordinator, at 808-692-2326 or 808-487-8785, or email jaylin.kauwale@hfaa.net, for more information and to RSVP for youth events.

Please contact Lani Carrillo, parent support coordinator, at 808-487-8785 or 808-692-2355, or email lani.carrillo@hfaa.net, for more information and to RSVP for family events.


Ka Lahui `O Waimanalo
Saturday, 08 December 2012 09:00 AM

The Dept. of Human Services Child Welfare Services (DHS/CWS) in partnership with Casey Family Programs, The Neighborhood Place of Kalihi, and the Waimanalo Youth & Family Collaborative are hosting a Ka Lahui `O Waimanalo resource fair. The fair will follow the Annual Waimanalo Christmas Parade.


Youth & Family Activities
Saturday, 01 December 2012 12:00 AM » Islandwide

Activities are ongoing throughout the month.

Please contact Napua Kauwale, youth support coordinator, at 808-692-2326 or 808-487-8785, or email jaylin.kauwale@hfaa.net, for more information and to RSVP for youth events.

Please contact Lani Carrillo, parent support coordinator, at 808-487-8785 or 808-692-2355, or email lani.carrillo@hfaa.net, for more information and to RSVP for family events.


Governing Council Meeting (Open to Public)
Thursday, 08 November 2012 04:30 PM » Living Life Foundation, Manoa Valley Chinese Cemetery (3225 Pakanu St.)

Topics: Social marketing, Living Life Source Foundation


Youth & Family Activities
Thursday, 01 November 2012 » Islandwide

Activities are ongoing throughout the month.

Please contact Napua Kauwale, youth support coordinator, at 808-692-2326 or 808-487-8785, or email jaylin.kauwale@hfaa.net, for more information and to RSVP for youth events.

Please contact Lani Carrillo, parent support coordinator, at 808-487-8785 or 808-692-2355, or email lani.carrillo@hfaa.net, for more information and to RSVP for family events.


Heroes of Hope -- Family & Youth Conference
Saturday, 22 September 2012 09:00 AM » Ko`olau Ballrooms and Conference Center, 45-550 Kionaole Rd., Kane`ohe

Hele mai! Come join in the fun at our Family and Youth Conference - perfect for networking and learning about helpful resources for youth and families! There will different family and youth tracks, both pertaining to great topics.

This conference is designed for youth and young adults ages 14-25 with emotional, behavioral and/or mental health challenges, their siblings (ages 14-25) and/or other community members who support them, and parents, family members and caregivers of children, adolescents or youth with emotional, behavioral and/or mental health challenges.


Governing Council Meeting (Open to Public)
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 02:00 PM » Hawaii Dept. of Health, Adult Mental Health Division

2385 Waimano Home Rd., Bldg. #4, Conference Room #45


Governing Council Meeting (Open to Public)
Wednesday, 11 July 2012 02:00 PM » Diamond Head Health Center Room 418

3627 Kilauea Ave., Honolulu, HI 96816

Topic: 


Governing Council Meeting (Open to Public)
Thursday, 10 May 2012 02:00 PM » Diamond Head Health Center Room 418

3627 Kilauea Ave., Honolulu, HI 96816

Topic: Data report


National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day Sign-Waving
Wednesday, 09 May 2012 03:00 PM » Hawaii State Capitol


National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day
Wednesday, 09 May 2012

Support our keiki!


Governing Council Meeting (Open to Public)
Tuesday, 20 March 2012 02:00 PM » Diamond Head Health Center Room 418

Topic:  Speakers Bureau development


IVAT Conference
Monday, 12 March 2012 » Ala Moana Hotel

Sessions focusing on adult, adolescent and cultural & historical trauma


Governing Council Meeting (Open to Public)
Wednesday, 01 February 2012 02:00 PM » Diamond Head Health Center Room 418

3627 Kilauea Ave., Honolulu, HI 96816

Topic:  Clinical update