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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.

February 2022

SB2482. The Office of Wellness and Resilience

Aloha, In 2021, the State of Hawaiʻi legislature passed a law to create the ACT 209 Task Force. This interagency task force was given the charge to present recommendations that would create a trauma-informed care state. SB2482 , submitted by Ways and Means Chair, Senator Donovan Dela Cruz would create the Office of Wellness and Resilience. This office would carry forward the recommendations of the task force and truly set the infrastructure to perpetuate trauma-informed care practices in...

Evidence-based treatments in the Child Welfare System

Connecticut’s Family First Prevention Services plan provides an opportunity to build an array of effective behavioral health treatments and other services for those children most at-risk for foster home placement with the goal of keeping families together. This is a link to an article from Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut that provides insights on the effectiveness of EBT. There are also three solid recommendations in the article including collaboration, training and...

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