The 2017 Legislative Session is under way and we hope you want to lend your voice to ensure the needs of the children and families involved in child welfare are met. After reviewing bills, looking at what impact would be felt by the children and families we serve, we have chosen to advocate for several bills. Follow this link to learn more and to see how you can help.
We are happy that almost all the bills we advocated for this year at the Hawaii State Legislator were passed and have been signed by the governor, thus they are now law! Follow link to learn more.
Follow this link to read the results of this year’s legislative session regarding foster care in Hawai`i. We send a big “Mahalo!” to all who helped us move these initiatives forward this year – we couldn’t have gotten this far without your help! We also thank our State Legislators – their support was phenomenal!
It Takes An `Ohana’s Advisory Committee identifies focus areas we believe to be most pressing for resource families and work to improve them. Follow link to learn more.
The CARE Program provides a comprehensive health assessment for foster children if requested. Every child entering foster care is required to have two types of physical examinations:
Effective Monday, March 29, 2010, Oahu’s Family Court will be operating out of the new Kapolei Courthouse. All hearings will be held there, not at the downtown Punchbowl Street facility!
The primary purpose of this study, conducted in California, was to examine how training in the family court process affects cargivers’ knowledge and attitudes about participating in court hearings and the likelihood that they will participate. In addition, the study began to explore in a qualitative way what factors determine how information from caregivers is […]
Foster parents play a very important role as a team member meeting the needs of the child in their home. Because of the foster parents’ daily interactions with the child, they have the most complete information about the child. It is important for you, as the foster parent, to share that information with the other […]
This manual is also available to download at www.lapponline.org andwww.nfpainc.org. Or you can download it here in four parts.
With so many people involved in the lives of your foster children, documentation becomes very important. Download this article for useful tips on advocacy and the written word.