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.
The Child Welfare Information Gateway has a new web page with resources to help professionals and parents support and promote normal childhood experience for youth in foster care. The page highlights the provision of the 2014 Strengthening Families Act that allows caregivers and foster parents to use a reasonable and prudent parent standard as they make decisions to allow young people to participate in age-appropriate activities that were too often off-limits for youth in care.
The 10th Annual Ohana is Forever conference was held on July 15, 2016. It provided tools to guide youth and the adults who support them to rise above past adverse experiences and build a foundation for ensuring a happy future and a positive legacy. Follow link to access handouts and videos related to the event.
by Judith on October 21, 2015
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.