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.
There are three ways you can support ITAO’s work with resource families.
Shop at Amazon through one of our book links.
When you enter Amazon through our website, a percentage of your purchase is directed back to us — including everything you purchase during that session. Start browsing our selection of great books here. You can also visit our A-store by clicking here. Purchasing books from that page works the same way to support ITAO.
Your donation supports our programs directly. Mail your check to:
It Takes An ‘Ohana
Family Programs Hawai‘i
250 Vineyard St.
Honolulu, HI 96813
We are always looking for volunteers to help us at events, in the office and from home. Email Judith at email@example.com to find out how you can help.
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.
Former foster child Matt Levi’s recent episode regarding foster care in Hawaii is well done. I hope you will take the time to view it, for its focus is on the positive difference dedicated foster parents and social workers have on children and families. Follow links to watch.
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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.
Who are the children of foster care? What, as a country, do we owe them? Cris Beam, a foster mother herself, spent five years immersed in the world of foster care, looking into these questions and tracing firsthand stories. The result is To the End of June, an unforgettable portrait that takes us deep inside the lives of foster children at the critical points in their search for a stable, loving family.