Follow link to see handouts/videos from the 2016 Annual Child Welfare Law Update Conference.
The 10th Annual Ohana is Forever conference was held on July 15, 2016. It provided tools to guide youth and the adults who support them to rise above past adverse experiences and build a foundation for ensuring a happy future and a positive legacy. Follow link to access handouts and videos related to the event.
Follow link for the handout, Needs and Creative Planning, that was presented by Patricia Miles at the Hawaii Youth Engagement Conference in October 2015.
Attending their court hearings benefit both the foster youth and the court. Youth develop a sense of control over the process when they actively participate. They also have the opportunity to understand the process by seeing the court proceeding firsthand. The court learns more about the children than simply what is presented in reports. Follow link for more benefits and how to support a foster youth attending his or her hearings.
Follow link for tips from the Hawaii Foster Youth Coalition that can help foster children and youth handle the sadness they may experience during the holidays.
At the Bridging the Gap training presented by nationally renowned speaker Denise Goodman, resource families and service providers learned how building and maintaining relationships with birth families benefit children in foster care.
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We at ITAO believe strongly that “Knowledge is Power”, thus work to bring the information you need as a resource family to you. In particular, we believe that information about your foster child and the case plan is necessary for you to have so that you can provide the best care for each child in your home. In light of that need, we worked with the Hawai`i Department of Human Sevices to put together a “Information Resource Caregivers are Entitled To”. Follow link to download and print.
In January of 2015 ITAO worked with DHS to update the list of phone numbers that resource caregivers may need in the course of fostering the children in their care. Follow this link to download the Who-To-Call list.
We send a big MAHALO to each and every person who steps up to the plate to help children and families in need and hope that this information is helpful to YOU!
The 2015 Annual Child Welfare Law Update Conference was held August 14, 2015 at the Ko’olau Golf Course, Kaneohe, Hawai’i with the Honorable R. Mark Browning, Senior Family Court Judge, Family Court of the First Circuit and Rachael Wong, Director, Department of Human Services, providing the opening remarks. Follow this link to view handouts and information from the conference.
The Judiciary’s Hawai‘i Court Improvement Program held the 9th annual ‘Ohana is Forever:Beyond a Label conference on July 24, 2015 at the beautiful Ko‘olau Golf Course, Kaneohe, Hawai‘i with over 350 of Hawaii’s current and former foster parents as well as their supporters attending. Follow link for to download handouts and videos.