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Causes: Crime & Law, Domestic Violence, Family Services, Health, Mental Health, Mental Health Treatment, Protection Against Abuse, Public Health

Mission: To promote and support healthy individuals, families and communities by creating opportunities for them to identify and address their own strengths, needs and concerns, and successfully realize their potential.

Programs: Prevention programs:early childhood:early head start and head start are federally-funded programs that offer comprehensive services and early childhood education services for low-income families with children under the age of five, including children with special needs. Families are engaged to participate in the classroom, at parent workshops, field trips, and socializations. Early head start provides center-based services for infants and toddlers and home-based services to prenatal parents and parents with infants and toddlers. Emphasis is placed on educating parents on child development, importance of parent-child interaction, and the social emotional development of their children. Services are offered throughout the island of oahu with centers in kalihi, leeward oahu, wahiawa, koolauloa, and waimanalo. Head start provides center-based services for children ages three through five and their parents. Emphasis is placed on school readiness with the goal of preparing children to enter kindergarten ready to learn. Classrooms are located at kuhio park terrace in kalihi, oahu and on hawaii island. Individuals served during the year: 2,597child abuse & neglect prevention & treatment:home visiting services (via healthy start and early head start models) assist families with risk factors who are identified prenatally and in hospitals and who voluntarily elect to participate in parenting support and education. The services provide guidance and model behaviors developed from proven best practices that teach families how to provide their children a nurturing, healthy, and safe home environment. Enhanced hana like works to prevent abuse or re-abuse of children by strengthening "at risk" families referred from dhs child welfare services, voluntary case management, or family strengthening programs. Home visitors work closely with parents of children birth to three years old to address risk factors, promote optimal child development, provide parenting education, emotional support, and links to resources. The team also includes a therapist to provide short-term counseling and referral, as well as a registered nurse to address health concerns through evaluation, education, and referral. Services are provided on oahu. Individuals served during the year: 194ulupono family strengthening program works to prevent child abuse and neglect by strengthening families "at-risk. " family support specialists on maui and oahu work with parents/caregivers of children ages birth to 17 years old to provide parenting education, promote child health, development, and safety, offer emotional support, and link families to resources in their community. Families are referred to the program by child welfare services or by voluntary case management programs. Families receive short-term home visiting services. These services are voluntary. Individuals served during the year: 1,796 mikiala early screening program is a collaborative effort to provide early developmental screening to 2 through 5 year olds living within the farrington high school complex. Screenings include hearing, speech, physical and social-emotional development. Individuals served during the year: 930hoohui visitation centers in waipahu and waianae provide supervised visits between parents and children who are actively involved with child welfare services (cws). The goal of the program is to increase the likelihood of successful family reunification through supportive parenting strategies and supervised visitation. Individuals served during the year: 243 lanai integrated support services is a comprehensive program for child abuse and neglect prevention and intervention through foster care and permanency placement support. Services include outreach, parenting skills training, counseling, support, referral, supervised visitation, support for foster care placement and adoptive parents. Families at-risk of involvement, or currently involved, with the child welfare services are eligible for services. Individuals served during the year: 44

community building and economic development programs:family centers provide an array of family skill building and child abuse and neglect prevention services within the kuhio park terrace/kuhio homes and kaneohe communities. The kpt family center offers opportunities to prevent homelessness, promote literacy and english language skills, and build employment skills through its community technology center. The neighborhood place of kalihi helps parents with parenting issues and family strengthening. The kaneohe community family center offers afterschool programs and substance abuse prevention programs. Both centers offer information and referral. The family centers have partnered with the doe to improve relationships between families, communities and neighborhood schools. The overarching goal is to improve educational outcomes for children with special focus on families arriving from the outer pacific islands, e. G. Chuuk and the marshall islands. The kuhio park terrace family center also houses pact's immigration resource center established through the hawaii office of community services to assist new immigrants to hawaii as they acculturate to the full gamut of housing, job, english language acquisition, finances, education and health access in hawaii. Individuals served during the year: 561economic development center (edc) is designed to strengthen an individual's ability to secure and keep employment, achieve a competency based community school diploma, or to start and maintain a small business. Participants with low-moderate income who lack workplace and business skills can access services that include a personal vocational assessment, basic financial literacy, budget planning, resume development, job placement and follow up, small business start-up and vocational training through pact's makery and other business partnerships. Services are provided on oahu. Individuals served during the year: 1,110community teen program is a comprehensive youth development program for youth ages 7-18 who live in and around hawaii's largest public housing complex, kuhio park terrace and kuhio homes, and in puuwai momi, a low-income housing project in halawa. These afterschool programs promote the development of healthy youth, families, and community by providing an abundance of activities and experiences including educational support, sports and recreation, community service, skill building, and support services. Through the lawakua educational fund, teens are also provided scholarships for a variety of educational opportunities, e. G. Private schools, tutoring, and enrichment activities etc. Individuals served during the year: 735

mental health support programs:intensive support services program (issp) assists families whose children have serious emotional, social, and behavioral challenges. Services are designed to increase parental participation and include multisystemic therapy (mst), an intervention methodology which is more intensive than home-based or school-based services for children with willful misconduct. Mst helps the family to supervise and support their child's adjustment in the community. Mst services are available on oahu, maui, molokai and kauai. Functional family therapy (fft) is an evidence-based family treatment system for youth experiencing one of a wide range of externalizing behavior disorders (e. G. , conduct, violence, drug abuse) along with family problems (e. G. Anxiety, depression). Fft services are provided in the home, in a center-based setting, or a combination of both. Fft services are available on oahu and kauai. Individuals served during the year: 269

domestic violence prevention & treatment: family peace centers promote family peace by teaching non-violent skills to assure victim and child safety, offender accountability, and to break family cycles of violence. The program emphasizes partnership, equality, and respect among and between all family members. Violence and intervention groups for offenders are provided on oahu, maui and lanai. On oahu and lanai there are support groups for victims/ survivors; support for children who have witnessed domestic violence; and parenting skill-building groups. The maui family peace center also provides groups for offenders with co-occurring substance abuse, survivor services, group intervention for teen offenders and tro services. Individuals served during the year: 3,218family visitation centers provide a safe setting for children to visit with their non-custodial parents, or to transition from one parent to the other. Families experiencing separation, divorce, or family violence are served on oahu and kauai. Referrals to other domestic violence programs are also available. Individuals served during the year: 1,154ohia domestic violence shelter offers a safe and confidential facility for women and their children who can no longer remain in their homes because of danger from domestic violence. Crisis response is available 24/7. Trained staff assists women with safety and future life-planning, and make referrals for housing, legal, medical needs. Individuals served during the year: 225harry & jeanette weinberg lehua transition house offers transitional housing for up to 1 year to domestic violence survivors. Residents must have no children, or have lost custody of their children, and are working towards reunifying with their children. Lehua assists survivors of domestic violence who have left a domestic violence relationship and are seeking job training, schooling, or are returning to work. Trained staff assists women with developing self-sufficiency including the location of safe permanent housing in the community. Individuals served during the year: 15

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A terrific agency which started out in the 1960's as HeadStart Program now provides services for HeadStart and Early HeadStart families across the comjunities in Hawaii. It is one of the leaders in Domestic Viiolence Preventio and Intervention and runs a Women's shelter as well as a transitional facility for women emerging from abusive situations. Its Family Center Programs provide assessment and referral services for families and includes a variety of activities to engage youth in family strengthening and family growth. Its Economic Development Program helps families make the transition from welfare to work. Computer literacy, partnership with employeers, work and language skills are all a part of the workforce development activities of the Economic Development Center. Finally it was a leader in the healthy Staart Program which has since been abandoned by the state. Its Teen Program redirects the energy of adolescents toward productive outcomes, partnering with the police department to conduct a martial arts program afterschool actiivites and provides scholarhsip assistance for students who quaify for education at a private instittuion.