‘Health Care’ Articles
A study by the American Academy of Pediatrics found that children placed in foster care were five times more likely to have anxiety, six times more likely to have behavioral problems and seven times more likely to be depressed. Follow link to learn more.
Family Programs Hawaii is pleased to announce the opening of the Family Strengthening Center in affiliation with the Hawaii School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University. The mission of the Center is to promote healthy development of children by strengthening their families though a multidisciplinary approach. This is accomplished in collaboration with many other organizations and agencies that address the healthy development of children. The Director of the Center, Dr. Steven J. Choy, is an Associate Professor at Argosy University and has over 40 years of clinical experience facilitating healthy development of children and helping families provide a nurturing and growth facilitating environment for their children. Follow link for more information and to see services provided.
In April and September of 2013, the O`ahu Foster Care Training Committee (FCTC), presented a workshop to help families understand the effects that diet has on children. FCTC served nutritious food that was very well received by the families attending the training. We wanted to share the recipe for the most popular dish served as well as this information from the presenter, Stephanie Jurgenson. Follow link to learn more.
Healing the New Childhood Epidemics: Autism, ADHD, Asthma, and Allergies: The Groundbreaking Program for the 4-A Disorders
Autism is an epidemic: It has spiked 1,500 percent in the last twenty years. ADHD, asthma and allergies have also skyrocketed over the same time period. One of these conditions now strikes one in every three children in America. But there is hope. Leading medical innovator Kenneth Bock, M.D., has helped change the lives of more than a thousand children, and in this important book, with a comprehensive program that targets all four of the 4-A disorders, he offers help to children everywhere. This is the book that finally puts hope within reach.
Hawaii Autism Foundation‘s mission is to educate and help Hawaii families find and fund treatments for Autism Spectrum Disorder. The Foundation was started by filmmakers Don & Julianne King who created the movie Beautiful Son, a personal story of their family’s journey to find help & healing for their son Beau – www.beautifulson.com in 2007. […]
The winter 2012 newsletter of the Children, Youth, and Families Office of the American Psychological Association includes several articles about the mental health needs of children and youth who have experienced foster care, including challenges faced by adoptive families and the mental health services they have used. Follow link for more information.
One in 8 adolescents in America suffers from depression which can lead to school failure, substance abuse and suicide. Hawaii Public Radio broadcast a report on the workshop “Understanding Adolescent Stress and Depression” with Mary Jadwisiak from Washington state and Dr. Evie Yanagida, clinical program manager for The Sex Abuse Treatment Center, a program of […]
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.
This article provides suggestions for what to say and do and what NOT to say or do when a child discloses to you that he or she has experienced sexual abuse.
Providing A Place to Heal: Characteristics of Foster Parents That Prevent Further Sexual Abuse & Help a Child Recover describes characteristics of foster parents that help prevent further sexual abuse and help a child recover.