ITAO is trying something new with the Book Club this year by changing from an on-line forum to meeting in person! We will talk about our current book using questions from the DHS Alternative Verification Form, making it easy to fill in the DHS form to receive the 5.25 DHS training credit hours for the book plus a certificate for an additional training credit hour, thus fulfilling the annual training credit hours with the DHS. The date for our first meeting is April 13, 2016. Neighbor Islanders can join us via the internet. Follow link for more info.
The National Center for Child Welfare Excellence has produced several curricula related to key issues in child welfare. Titles include:
• Reaching Higher: A Curriculum for Foster/Adoptive Parents and Kinship Caregivers Caring for LGBTQ Youth
• Reaching Higher: Increasing Competency in Practice with LGBTQ Youth in Child Welfare Systems
• Making it Possible: Permanency Pathways for Older Youth in Care
• Assessing Adult Relatives as Preferred Caretakers in Permanency Planning: A Competency-Based Curriculum
Each features a facilitator’s guide and handouts for participants.
Follow link to learn more.
ITAO is happy to announce the launch of a statewide, virtual Book Club for Hawaii’s resource, adoptive, guardianship, permanency and kinship families. It will provide support to families and at the same time add to their expertise related to the needs of the children and youth in their home. The first book we are reading allows resource caregivers who read the book and complete the DHS Training Verification form to receive training 5 hour credits. Follow link for more information.
If you have a teen close to aging out who would like to attend college, follow this link to view the fact sheet Postsecondary Education Resources for Youth In and Transitioning Out of the Child Welfare System.
According to the National Working Group on Foster Care and Education’s October 2011 report, “Success in school can be a positive counterweight to the abuse, neglect, separation and impermanence experienced by children and youth in foster care. Education has the potential to markedly improve their life chances and their ability to contribute to society as […]
Hawaii was lucky to have Kristin Kelly, JD, from the American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law in Washington D.C., tips & strategies to a group of resource caregivers and service providers on August 16, 2011, to help us know how to: • Keep children in the same schools, or quickly enroll them […]
Tips to make homework a more productive time.
HCAP/Head Start is currently accepting applications for the 2011-2012 school year for children born in 2007 – 2008. Head Start is a comprehensive preschool program for low income families with children ages 3 through 5 years old. We offer part day and full day early childhood education services throughout O’ahu. Enrollment opportunities are also available […]
Act 73, passed in 2001, gives the foster parent the authority to provide consents for a foster child’s educational and recreational needs.
A free, fun, educational banking program that presents the basics of smart money management in an easy-to-use format.