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.
In addition to the events listed below, the Statewide Training Opportunities List is also available, courtesy of the Maui Training Collaborative. It includes a list of mainland trainings. Click May 2015 to see current list.
Support Groups – Statewide. Family Programs Hawai‘i (FPH) presents parent support groups that provide networking and sharing of information and resources. Current groups include Halawa (Oahu), Wai‘anae (Oahu), Kailua (Oahu), Hilo (Island of Hawai‘i), Kona (Island of Hawai‘i), and Wailuku (Maui). Child care and food are provided. Eligibility: All families who provide care for children from the Department of Human Services Child Welfare System. This includes resource (foster), guardianship, adoptive, permanent custodial, respite and kinship families. Click here to learn more.
Please pass this wonderful news to everyone! The correct FPH Warm Line numbers to use are (808) 545-1130 on Oahu and 1-866-545-0882 for our Neighbor Island `Ohana.
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.
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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.
We’ve assembled a list of some of the best books ever written about parenting, foster care and adoption and given you a link to purchase them online by clicking through from this website. When you do, ITAO receives a portion of the proceeds from that sale and from everything else you purchase on Amazon in that session, from books to computers! It’s a great way to support our work with foster and adoptive families.