FROM JUDITH’S DESK
“I asked him how he wanted to spend his 13th birthday, and he said he
wanted to shoot the video,” said Donovan’s mother as we were setting
up for filming at Kakaako Waterfront Park. “He’s much more excited
about this than his birthday party.”
Donovan (see photo below) was one of several youth who are serving as
sound and camera crew for HYSN’s new video, The Hard Way.” These
young people are performing a valuable community service – creating a
HIV prevention video that will resonate with Hawaii’s adolescents,
and help them to acquire the knowledge, attitudes and skills that
will make them sexually safe and healthy.
At the same time, they are learning video production and editing
skills that could influence their career choices. That practical
experience will look great on a college application or a resume.
And Hawaii Youth Services Network has the benefit of suggestions and
ideas from real youth that make our video look and sound truly
authentic. For example, in a scene where Kalani is waking up in the
morning and getting ready for school, he hastily brushes his teeth
with his finger.
We filmed that wake up scene in the bedroom of one of the teenage
actors. Nick had clearly spent some time cleaning the room before we
arrived. “It’s too clean,” we all exclaimed, then proceeded to trash
it thoroughly. We threw clothing on the bedposts, dropped books and
a back pack on the floor, rumpled the covers, and emptied the
contents of Kalani’s pockets on the bedstand.
The actors are great and the video is going to be awesome! I can’t
wait to share the finished product with you. Stay tuned . . . The
Hard Way is coming soon to a classroom near you.
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This is an opportunity to enhance your knowledge on how to help
families. When is a child’s sexual behavior within the “normal” range
and when does it cross the line into “sexualized behavior”?
Workshop Time (9:00am – 12:00pm)
Morning Workshop Topic: “Working with LGBTQI2 Families”
Trainer: Denise Link, LSW
1. Participants will increase their cultural competence about the
LGBTQI2 populations in Hawaii.
2. Participants will learn about unique situations that LGBTQI2
families face, and how to work with families in these situation using
the strengths perspective.
3. Participants will learn about risks, protective factors and
resiliency, and how each of these relate to LGBTQI2 families.
4. Participants will increase their knowledge about resources and
support in the community that can be utilized by the LGBTQI2
Denise received her Bachelor of Social Work from the University of
Missouri-Columbia and her Master of Social Work from Hawaii Pacific
University. Her experience ranges from direct work with teens,
parents, and families. Her work with teens in the foster care
system, and in detention, introduced her to work with LGBTQI2 youth
and the unique experiences of these youth. Her work with LGBTQI2
youth continued in Hawaii through C.R.E.A.T.E. One ‘Ohana, Inc.
Denise is the co-founder of this organization, serving LGBTQI2 youth
through the Camp C.R.E.A.T.E. Program. She looks forward to sharing
her knowledge and experiences and is excited to start a dialogue
about the LGBTQI2 community.
Workshop Time (1:00pm – 4:00pm)
Afternoon Workshop Topic:
“Understanding Sexual Behavior by Developmental Stage”
by Ms. Danielle Spain, MA, MFT
1. Participants will increase their knowledge about “normal” sexual
milestones in children by stage of development.
2. Participants will learn strategies for talking to children (at any
age) about sex.
3. Participants will increase their knowledge and understanding about
educating children/teens about sex.
4. Participants will increase their knowledge about resources and
support in the community that can be utilized in educating families
about sexual behavior.
Danielle has her Master’s in Counseling with an emphasis on Marriage
and Family Therapy. Since 2007 she has been working with youth
adjudicated for sexual offenses. She and her husband are therapeutic
foster parents for high risk youth and are the parents of three
biological children and four foster youth. She also has extensive
experience working with child abuse and neglect, substance abuse, and
domestic violence. She is the Program Director for PARENTS, Inc. in
Workshop Date & Venue
Oahu Workshop: October 11, 2013 (Fri)
Address: HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union (fronting A’ala Street),
1226 College Walk, Honolulu, HI 96817
Hilo Workshop: October 18, 2013 (Fri)
Address: Aupuni Center,101 Pauahi Street, Hilo, Hi 96720
$45 per workshop, $65 for both workshops – 3 CEUs
Student rate: $30 per workshop, $50 for both workshops – 3 CEUs
**Light refreshments will be served. Lunch will be on your own.
For inquiry and registration please call:
(808) 235-0255 for the Oahu workshop
(808) 934-9552 for the Hilo workshop
POWER OF ORGANIZATIONAL PRACTICES: INNOVATIONS TO KEEP KIDS SAFER
After the tragedy at Penn State, there have been renewed efforts to
focus attention on what organizations can do to prevent the sexual
abuse of children or teens in their care. This web conference will
describe efforts underway to build stronger policies and practice
within these organizations and will focus on some practical tools
that other organizations can use. Further, this online event builds
upon a previous Prevent Connect web conference – that examined the emerging research to support policy change within
youth serving organizations.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
This ninety-minute (90 min) session
will start at
11 AM Pacific Standard
(2 PM Eastern, 1 PM Central, Noon Mountain, 10 AM Alaska, 9 AM
- Link Here
Goals of the Web Conference Series
1. Raise the visibility and level of dialogue about child sexual
abuse within the larger prevention community. 2. Build new
communities who care deeply about children to involve them in the
child sexual abuse prevention movement. 3. Increase attention to
ending child sexual abuse and the level of knowledge, resources and
possible action to child sexual abuse prevention. Hosts: Joan
Tabachnick and Cordelia Anderson
Jetta Bernier, Enough Abuse Campaign – Malia Arrington, U.S. Olympic Commission – Objectives:
By the end of the presentation, participants will:
Describe three strengths that youth serving organizations begin with
to help prevent child sexual abuse. Outline key prevention
strategies for youth serving organizations beyond reporting.
Identify three key resources for working with youth serving
organizations. What is a Web Conference?
A web conference is an opportunity to attend an online workshop by
watching a presentation on your computer screen (using your internet
connection) and hearing presenters through your telephone.
PreventConnect web conferences feature an opportunity to participate
in online question & answer sessions and live text chat between
participants. If for some reason you are unable to join on your
computer, you can download the presentation slides from our website
and listen on your phone.
Real-Time Captioning Available:
Instructions for accessing captioning during this web conference will
be provided with your registration confirmation.
The iLinc web conference software used by Prevent Connect is
compatible with both Microsoft® Windows® and Apple® Macintosh®
computers. Click here for detailed system requirements.
Conference registrants will receive important information by email
about how to access the web conference session. To try to avoid this
important message from being blocked by your SPAM filter, please add
“email@example.com ” to your email address book or
allowed-senders list. If you have access to your network firewall,
you can also add “ilinc.com” and “calcasa.org” to your
HAWAII YOUTH FINANCIAL KULEANA WORKSHOPS
Aloha United Way has partnered with Hawaiian Community Assets and the
Hawaii Council on Economic Education to help you increase your
ability to provide high-quality financial literacy services for your
The Hawaii Youth Financial Kuleana workshops offer nonprofit staff
and volunteers the opportunity to learn about basic financial
literacy concepts (savings, credit, security, career planning) so
that you can, in turn, teach your clients the basic financial skills
they’ll need to be successful. The workshops focus on working with
youth, but can be beneficial to anyone who wants to learn more about
how to teach financial literacy to their clients. We utilize a great
Hawaiian-culture based curriculum, other supplemental texts, fun
activities, and technical assistance for all attendees so that you
always have someone to call if you need more help with how to teach a
concept or need help customizing activities for your target audience.
Workshops are completely free and all attendees will receive copies
of the curriculum for future use with clients.
The workshops are 8 hours long (8am – 4pm) and are held at Aloha
United Way offices on N. Vineyard Blvd. We also offer free parking,
snacks and lunch.
There is still space available for the workshops on Oct. 29 and Nov.
5. Please contact Toni Takeno at 536-6304 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you
would like to sign up for either of these dates.
THE CHANGING LANDSCAPE OF VOLUNTEER LEADERS CONFERENCE
Hosted by County of Maui, Volunteer Center
Friday, October 18, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
King Kamehameha Golf Club
Guest Speaker: Susan J. Ellis, Founder and President of Energize,
Inc, a training, consulting and publishing firm specializing in
Thursday, October 17, 9:00 to 11:00 am
Pre Conference Service Opportunity with Maui Nui Botanical Gardens
Learn more and register at http://www.hawaiivolunteerconference.com