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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.

August 2021

Art therapy as a form of self-care

At the first annual Kahewai TIC Summit for 0-5 providers, we were blessed with an optional workshop that employed art as an effective strategy for self-care and healing. This article highlights the effectiveness of art and self-care. Feel free to post your artwork or your strategies in using art as a healing tool and/or for your self-care strategies.

Hoʻoikaika Partnership

Aloha, The Maui County community has seen first hand the amazing work of the Hoʻoikaika Partnership - It is time we get to know (and learn) from this amazing network. Visit their website to see the latest and greatest tips on how to build community resilience. They also have their annual conference on October 13/14th (virtual) with some of the states premier speakers and community resilience builders. I will post a registration link when it is available.

Trauma-Sensitive Yoga

Aloha, Yoga is a great way to practice self-care and mindfulness. Trauma-sensitive yoga might be a way to identify and meet the unmet need of individuals/groups to address, cope and heal from their trauma. Click on this link to see what the Trauma-sensitive yoga practitioners in our state!

Kūpuna Care

Aloha, This is another amazing article on the need as well as the richness and treasures we receive from our kūpuna. Please care for those who may need our love and support- it is our kuleana. Mahalo Ka Wai Ola!

Kupuna and COVID-19

This is a great resource for our kupuna. With the rise of the COVID-19 due to the Delta variant, we must ensure that our kupuna, our elders are cared for and that they feel safe and connected. Kupuna and Kokua is an amazing resource!

Keiki anxious about returning back to school? Here are some tips

Aloha- Our public schools have reopened and many private schools have either opened its doors and/or are about to begin their new school year. With the rise of the Delta variant of the COVID-19 strain as well as the public debate over vaccinations, children (and adults) might be anxious in returning back to school. This article provides some great tips in how to address your keiki's anxiety level. One tip I found helpful is that we must model calm for our keiki. This article might be a tad...

The anxiety with reopening

With the rise in COVID-19 cases and the Delta variant, there is a lot of anxiety with the reopening of our schools. Here is a short article that draws attention to the anxiety that staff and students might be feeling during the next few months. When we are aware that some in our midst might have anxiety, we can demonstrate empathy and be more patient and kind to those who might be struggling. Thoughts?

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