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.
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.
PlayBuilders of Hawaiʻi Theater Company is holding auditions for Dragon Fly: The Journey of a Young Local Girl in Foster Care written by Terri Madden in collaboration with Hawaii’s Foster Care Community, with music by Apu Turano and Layla Kilolu (rap lyrics by Michelle Martin). Directed by William Haʻo, Dragonfly is about a young girl named Tara who is removed from her biological mother at the age of 4, and spends much of her childhood running from place to place, searching for family, only to find that, in the end, only she holds the key to forgiveness which ultimately allows her to form a stable family of her own.
WHAT: Auditions for Dragonfly
WHERE: The ARTS at Marks Garage
WHEN: Sundays, January 22 and January 29th, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
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.
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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.