Archive for April, 2011
The University of Hawaii-Manoa John A. Burns School of Medicine, Hawaii Initiative for Childhood Obesity Research and Education, and several local health care organizations have launched a campaign called the “Hawaii 5-2-1-0 Let’s Go Initiative” to tackle childhood obesity.
Follow link for the story of one of the State of Hawai`i Department of Human Services resource caregivers, referred to as foster parent in this article, Linda Dean. “There is no happy circumstance by which a child is placed in foster care. But for nearly 900 kids over the past 19 years, there has at […]
The dates for this conference on Oahu are April 14 and 19, 2011 and on April 15 (Kauai), April 18 (Maui), and April 20 (Hawaii). Follow link to download handout.
The H.E.A.R.T program serves sexually abused children from the age range of 9 to 18. The intent of H.E.A.R.T is to increase self-esteem, self-confidence, and independence in the children in a group setting by addressing the social and emotional needs of sex abuse victims with a hand- on, experiential approach to intervention.
This year, because the Adoption Tax Credit became refundable, qualifying adoptive families are getting previous years’ Adoption Tax Credits in a lump sum.
A regular column on Steve Weber’s website features stories that profile individuals who admirably demonstrate Gumption, stories of real people who overcome personal challenges. One of Hawaii’s former foster youth, Wendy Peltier, is featured in this article. In Wendy’s case, her Gumption allowed her to first survive, then break the chains of addiction, break the […]
The National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections has launched a new online resource on the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008. The site features news and updates on the law, as well as policy and guidance, and links to related resources.