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September 2021

Hoʻoikaika Conference

This is an AMAZING conference. The Hoʻoikaika Partnership provides a safe and connected collaborative space and they have been putting on great conferences on Maui over the years. The Hoʻoikaika Partnership connects cultural practitioners, social workers, non-profits and concerned community members to build wellness and resilience in their communities. This virtual conference extends beyond the County of Maui and open to all. To register for this virtual conference follow this link . Happy...

FREE WEBINAR: The Impact of Mind Matters: Preliminary Evidence of Effectiveness in a Community-Based Sample

Becky Antle, Ph.D., Professor of Social Work and esteemed University Scholar at the University of Louisville, won The Dibble Institute’s national competition to evaluate Mind Matters: Overcoming Adversity and Building Resilience in 2019. As a result, Dr. Antle and her colleagues have conducted a randomized controlled trial to examine the impact of Mind Matters on a host of outcomes related to trauma symptoms, emotional regulation, coping and resiliency, and interpersonal skills for at-risk...

Building coalitions to strengthen transitions to Kindergarten

This article highlights the alarming trend of children NOT registering for kindergarten (partially due to COVID-19 concerns). The data in the article points to children of color as the highest population to not register their child for kindergarten. I like the toolkit that is within the link. This is an issue that should be on our radar. Stay safe everyone! Mahalo, Danny

Talking to our keiki about racial healing

This is a really good article about tips that caregivers may employ when a child has experienced racism/discrimination. Our COFA migrant brothers and sisters from the Pacific have been experiencing horrific racism and there are many in our community who experience discrimination because of their race, faith, gender and now the vaccine/mask debate. One piece of the article I found helpful is the intervention piece of: 1) Embrace; 2) Correct (the POV of the aggressor is NOT correct) and 3)...

Healthy eating . . . a key step to building wellness and resilience.

Hawaiʻi Pacific Health is an excellent free resource that provides healthy and tasty recipes that promotes wellness. The issue of obesity prevention in early childhood education settings has been highly researched and the urgency to provide healthy and nutritious meals and health education in ECE settings is encouraged. It is challenging in our society today to have access to fresh produce as well as the cost associated with healthy diets. The HPH website offers tips and cost-savings...

Covid-19 Resilient Educator Toolkit

Aloha all, I hope you are all staying safe and socially engaged. This toolkit is a great resource for educators during these tumultuous times. The toolkit provides resources and strategies for educators, caregivers and students. Please share any other tips or links that you have found helpful during the Covid-19 pandemic. Mahalo, Danny

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