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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.
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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?

See how this UH Volleyball player is raising mental health awareness for athletes

As a setter in volleyball, Norene Iosiaʻs primary duties on the court is to help her teammates with perfectly placed sets so that they can successfully spike a volleyball. Off the court, the decorated Norene Iosia (received conference honors) is raising awareness for the need of mental health, especially in the athletic world where athletes are often told to, "push it!" or "suck it up?" or "Failure is weakness!" Click on this link to see how Iosia took to social media to raise awareness for...

Returning to the Roots of Community Resilience in Hawai‘i (yesmagazine.org)

"There are four things you should know,” says David Fuertes to the youths he mentors. “You should know your origins, because your ancestors have paved the way. You should know your values and connect in those values, because that’s going to drive you to make decisions. You should know your purpose, because that will show the ‘why’ of what you’re doing. And you should envision the ultimate for yourself and your lāhui [or ‘people’].” Fuertes is the executive director of Kahua Pa’a Mua , an...

Resilient Community, Schools and Family Project Hawai'i

A cross-sector of statewide community partners have come together to implement a Resilient Community, Schools and Family Project at five (Blanche Pope, Honaunau, Molokai, Mountain View and Wai'anae) elementary schools. Click on this link to view the mini report. Look for up and coming ACH interviews with the participants of this much needed project!

Co-regulation

As we move forward to the "new normal" this is an excellent blog post from the PACEs' education community. I believe that educators and administrators could benefit from this blog in their own healing. Thoughts?

March CTIPP CAN Call

Thank you to Aidan Phillips from the WAVE Trust for his excellent and engaging presentation for attendees of our monthly Campaign for Trauma-Informed Policy and Practice (CTIPP) call for March. The information he shared is invaluable as we continue our work to influence change at the national level through the National Trauma Campaign . If you were unable to join, would like to watch again, or want to share with others, you can find the call recording here . Additionally, if you would like...

CRI's 6th Annual TIC Conference

This is an incredible Trauma-Informed Care conference opportunity. To address the "unmet need" of zoom/online fatigue, this power-packed conference will provide 20 minute sessions to capture and captivate all learners in everything ACEs and the power of resilience. Click on this link to register for this amazing opportunity.

Nominate someone who went above and beyond for Hawaiʻi’s keiki!

Hawaiʻi Children's Action Network The 2021 Champions for Children awards will honor community members who went above and beyond to support Hawaiʻi’s keiki during the COVID-19 crisis. Awardees will be recognized at a virtual ceremony on April 7, 2021 presented by the nonprofit Hawaiʻi Children’s Action Network . The 2021 Champions for Children awards will honor community members who went above and beyond to support Hawaiʻi’s keiki during the COVID-19 crisis. Awardees will be recognized at a...

Returning to the Roots of Community Resilience in Hawai‘i (yesmagazine.org)

There are four things you should know,” says David Fuertes to the youths he mentors. “You should know your origins, because your ancestors have paved the way. You should know your values and connect in those values, because that’s going to drive you to make decisions. You should know your purpose, because that will show the ‘why’ of what you’re doing. And you should envision the ultimate for yourself and your lāhui [or ‘people’].” Fuertes is the executive director of Kahua Pa’a Mua , an...

Whole People Film Discussion on Tuesday, December 15th at 7p.m. EST

ACEs Connection, the Campaign for Trauma-Informed Policy & Practice ( CTIPP), and the Relentless School Nurse will be hosting a Zoom discussion on Tuesday, Dec, 15th at 7p.m. EST about parts 1, 2, and 3 of Whole People. We hope you can join us: Pre-Registration Link Quotes from Childhood Trauma (Part 1 of Whole People): If you have yet to watch the Whole People series, you can still do so by visiting the PBS website. There is no cost to watch. 101 | Childhood Trauma | 102 | Healing...

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