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.
If you are a resource caregiver, you have a unique perspective on the strengths and needs of the children and youth you are fostering. That is why it is so important for you to attend their court hearings. It Takes An `Ohana’s recently revised “Caregivers and the Court Guide” gives you the “Whys” and “Hows” of doing so. Follow link to learn more.
This program from Legal Aid Society of Hawaii is intended for children less than 18 years of age and their caregivers living in Hawaii who are experiencing any family dysfunction and require legal assistance to ensure safety, stability and economic self-sufficiency. Download their brochure here.
One of the most important bills to pass the 2005 legislative session was SB 40, SD1, HD1, which was signed into law as Act 208 and is now law. Click here to read HRS577-28. Why is this bill so important? Because it ensures that health care will be available and accessible for children under the care […]
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.
Why a Resource Caregiver Should Go to Court Here are some reasons why a resource caregiver should seriously consider attending court hearings for the child in your care. · To provide information about the child in your care. · To request information or services that you or the child are entitled to but that you have […]
LEGAL AID SOCIETY OF HAWAII KIDS’ SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY PROJECT Our Kids’ Social Security Disability Project focuses on outreach to special needs children and families with special needs children who may qualify for disability benefits. Information regarding this resource for low-income and disabled children is sparse. Thank you to Hawaii’s Legislature for supporting this effort and for […]