Our Logic Model

Hawai‘i’s child-serving systems recognize the need for coordinating efforts to developing a systems of care approach for engaging and serving girls with histories of trauma. Our population of focus targets girls between the ages of 11 and 18 who have experienced significant trauma residing in East Honolulu, Central and Windward districts of O‘ahu.

Mission & Vision

MISSION: The mission of PK is to establish trauma-informed systems that build on the strengths of Hawai‘i’s families and collaborate effectively to nurture positive relationships, emotional well-being, and community connections for girls.

VISION: Our vision is for girls who have experienced trauma to navigate new pathways to balanced, responsible, connected lives now and for generations to come.

Guiding Principles & Values

PRINCIPLES: Kuleana (responsibility), Laulima (working together), Ha‘aheo (pride), Sharing Mana‘o (thoughts), and Lōkahi (unity)

VALUES: Gender-Responsive, Culturally-Resonant, Trauma-Informed, Family-Driven, and Youth Guided

Goal 1 · Infrastructure

Develop an infrastructure to support and sustain a new system of care for girls that is trauma-informed, gender-responsive, youth-guided, family-driven, and culturally competent.

Objective 1: Establish a Governing Council (GC) and Executive Team to guide project activities.

Objective 2: Develop a strategic plan to outline goals, objectives, action steps, and evaluation indicators.

Objective 3: Establish a Youth M.O.V.E. Chapter in Hawai‘i.

Objective 4: Establish a Children’s Board in Hawai‘i.

Objective 5: Formalize cross agency communication and collaboration between different systems of care.

Goal 2 · Workforce Development

Develop a workforce to provide trauma-informed care and trauma specific service models to children across the system of care.


Objective 1: Establish policies across child serving systems to support regular administration of competency based tools to ensure staff are trauma informed.

Objective 2: Implement Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy throughout the System fo Care.

Objective 3: Establish cost-effective and accessible trainings on trauma.

Goal 3 · Direct Service

Pilot an innovative trauma-specific service model that is youth-guided, family-driven, gender-responsive, and culturally-informed.


Objective 1: Establish timely screening, information sharing, and assessment processes to engage and enroll youth and families into services.

Objective 2: Establish pro-social, culturally-informed activities that build resilience among youth and families.

Objective 3: Establish Girls Circle groups within catchment areas.

Objective 4: Project staff provides Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy when insight oriented therapeutic approaches are clinically appropriate.

Objective 5: Recruit 250 families to participate in the National Evaluation’s Longitudinal Outcome Study.

Objective 6: Establish process evaluation to assist project staff with continuous quality improvement efforts.

Objective 7: Establish monthly service/practice profiles to promote data based decision making.

Goal 4 · Sustainability

Sustain promising practices from the project and incorporate them into the statewide Hawai‘i child serving system.


Objective 1: Establish mechanism to ensure primary healthcare settings are trauma-informed and equipped to participate in the system of care.

Objective 2: Results of the project are shared with youth, families, community partners and other stakeholders.

Objective 3: Establish a plan for replicating the model (or aspects of the treatment model) in other communities.

Objective 4: Introduce initiatives to support legislation that will ensure all aspects of the service system are trauma-informed.