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April 2020

Just Learned "Turn Down the FireHOSE"

I learned about a new tool that I wanted to share. Deborah Farmer Kris shares on PBS kids a simple acronym that works for caregivers and parents to help their kids when faced with increase anxiety, fear or just a dip in mood: H: Am I hungry? O: Am I overstimulated? S: Do I need to sleep? E: Do I need to exercise? Such a practical way to help turn down the FireHOSE and make small adjustments that can make a big difference. SOURCE: ...

Panel on COIVD-19 and how to maintain community while practicing social distancing (Indigenous perspective)

On April 29, 2020 (1 p.m.-2 p.m. HST) - the Native Organizers Alliance will be hosting a panel discussion on the challenges and celebrations of practicing social distancing for indigenous populations during this COVID-19 pandemic. The panel and small group discussions will feature Robyn Jackson of Diné CARE, Elizabeth Day of Native American Community Development Institute, and Whitney Rencountre of Social Distance PowWow. Each will share their experiences with supporting our communities on...

Protecting yourself from Emotional Contagion

Aloha and Happy Friday! I was on a zoom call yesterday and reminded of the need to protect ourselves from the dangers of emotional contagion- how we can "catch one anotherʻs emotions. Intense negative emotions that are expressed more emphatically are more contagious." - Elaine Hatfield. To learn more about emotional contagion please click on this link from Psychology Today. I would love to hear your thoughts! Have a great, safe and connected weekend. Danny

After the storm . . . Lets talk about it

Aloha- while I completely understand that we need to "keep our eye on the ball" in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, I do think it is important that we also think about how we move forward when the restrictions are lifted and we adjust to the "new normal." This article by Psychology Today provides great insights and strategies. Please post your thoughts/wonders about moving forward to the "new normal."

9 New Communities Join ACEs Connection

ACEs Connection Hawai'i Hawai'i is a place of natural beauty, multicultural heritages and practicing cultural arts that provides wellness and healing. However, cultural, historical & generational trauma has lead to an imbalance in our ahupua'a or ecosystem. Join us as we educate, empower & celebrate wellness and resilience building in our communities using trauma and culture aware strategies. Mahalo Community Manager: @Daniel Goya Northeast Region Hawaii Carey's

Next Blockbuster Drug: Busting Loneliness By: Dan Buettner

Check out this interview about combatting the different types of loneliness we may each be feeling at this time. Author of Together: The Healing Power of Human Connectedness in a Sometimes Lonely World , Dr. Vivek Murthy addresses the little things we can do every day that can mean the most to the ones we cherish and love. Check out the Interview Here. “I think it’s time that we can focus more on the amount of time that we spend with friends, the quality of that time, and finally on helping...

PBS for Hawaiʻi

Mahalo PBS Hawaii for providing such a great resource for our families and keiki during this time. Parents/caregivers, please check out PBS Hawaiʻi to support your keikiʻs needs during this time- but could we also put out a PSA that we should always try to pair screen time with active time!

"Broken Places" Documentary on PBS tonight at 10 p.m.

This is listed in the main calendar- please set your DVRs for 10 p.m. tonight (4/06) for the PBS viewing of Broken Places Caution: It is a difficult watch- but it does showcase the power of resilience and the need for trauma informed care. This blog will include "real time" thoughts as the documentary airs. Mahalo, Danny

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