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Positive & Adverse Childhood Experiences (PACES) Hawai‘i
He ‘a‘ali‘i kū makani mai au; ‘a‘ohe makani nāna e kūla‘i.
I am a wind-withstanding ‘a‘ali‘i; no wind can topple me over.

September- Suicide Awareness Month. Kānaka Wellness and Resilience


There has been much research about Native Hawaiian youth suicide, but we should also highlight programs that infuse Native Hawaiian culture into their programming to build wellness and resilience. Programs such as, Hoʻo Kū ʻĀina, Kinai Ehā and Keiki ʻo Ka ʻĀinaʻs, "Board and Stone" class, have been  a "canopy" of protection for our communities by promoting Native Hawaiian cultural practices, providing education and empowering Native Hawaiian communities. There are many more programs that provide wellness and resilience through Hawaiian culture.

How is indigenous knowledge used in your community to build wellness and resilience? When we provide an avenue towards hope, we can address despair which can lead to suicide.



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