November Newsletter

November 1st, 2013


Leo Campagna is 7 years old and the CEO of The Littlest Co-op, a hui
of keiki that sell their fruits, vegetables and garden plants at the
Ala Moana Farmers Market. As the CEO, Mr. Campagna manages TLC’s
business development, marketing and training of new keiki farmers.

On October 11th, he became the youngest ever speaker at the 20th
annual Children and Youth Summit at the Hawaii State Capitol.

More than 200 youth and youth advocates came together to debate what
actions the Hawaii State Legislature should take to make the Aloha
State a better place to live and work. Groups facilitated by
students from Moanalua High School brainstormed, then came to
agreement on five top priorities in areas such as education, health
and human services, environment, and civil rights. After sharing the
work of each group, every participant voted on five overall summit

Safe houses/safe places for youth was the overall winner, beating out
marriage equality by one vote. Other top issues included producing
and buying locally grown foods, addressing tobacco and other drug
use, and reducing childhood obesity.

I believe that we need to involve children and youth in the decisions
that will affect their lives. The self-confidence, trust, and
practical knowledge that young people gain from the Children and
Youth Summit and other positive youth development opportunities helps
them grow into healthy, happy, self-sufficient adults. I commend our
legislators for listening to the voices of our keiki and `opio, and
for our children and youth for caring about our Hawaii.



SPRC is pleased to announce that updated and revised versions of the
following fact sheets were recently added to the SPRC website:

Suicide among Racial/Ethnic Populations in the U.S.: American Indians/Alaska Natives

Suicide among Racial/Ethnic Populations in the U.S.: Asians, Pacific Islanders, and Native Hawaiians

Suicide among Racial/Ethnic Populations in the U.S.: Blacks

Suicide among Racial/Ethnic Populations in the U.S.: Hispanics

These sheets summarize data and research on suicide in four main
racial/ethnic populations in the United States. They report on
suicide deaths; suicidal behavior (attempts and ideation); suicide
among adults and youth; strengths and protective factors; and risk

We hope that this updated series of fact sheets will help inform the
work you do with specific racial/ethnic populations in your


Hawaii is getting an infusion of new funding in a fresh style.
Check this out and consider making an application.

They are investing $25,000 in nonprofit organizations doing
meaningful work in local communities of Hawai’i. Your organization
could be a winner!

They are ready to give $2,500 to two nonprofits in each of the
following categories:
1. Caring for our Kupuna,
2. Educating our Keiki,
3. Empowering our Communities,
4. Protecting our ‘Aina and
5. Preserving our Culture.

Further details about eligibility and application HERE.



“Sustaining Communities, Families, and Individuals through Life
Promoting Actions”
In conjunction with the AFSP International “Survivors of Suicide Day”
Annual Day of Healing for Brereavement After Suicide.

November 20
8:30 – 4:30 pm
Ko’olau Ballrooms
Kaneohe, Hawai’i
Featuring Singer/Songwriter John Cruz

To register, please go to

Fee waived for informational booths for non-profit/community based
groups. Organizations who are interested in having an informational
booth at the conference should send an email to:


A Brown Bag Seminar
Presented by Mental Health America of Hawaiʻi
Topics to be covered:

The spectrum of depressive disorders – from dysthymia to Major
Depression Treatment: what’s new in medications, therapy, and other
treatments What’s the difference between grief and Major Depression?
How do you tell when you’re suffering from serious depression versus
having some “down” times? Is there a connection between depression
and homelessness? What happens when depression co-occurs with
substance abuse? Are our elders particularly susceptible to
depression? Depression and suicide Are there particular medical
disorders and medical drugs associated with depression? Presenters:
Rosemary Adam-Terem, Ph.D., is a Clinical Psychologist in Private
Practice; Past president of Hawaii Psychological Association; member,
Hawaii State Board of Psychology; and Chair of the Social Justice and
Public Policy Committee of the Board of Directors of the American
Psychological Association Division 29 Iqbal “Ike” Ahmed, M.D.,
FRCPsych (U.K.), Clinical Psychopharmacologist, is Faculty
Psychiatrist, Tripler Army Medical Center; Clinical Professor of
Psychiatry, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
(USUHS); and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Geriatric Medicine,
University of Hawaii School of Medicine Jerry Coffee, LCSW, is
Clinical Director for the Institute for Human Services Inc. (IHS);
previously clinical therapist for Kaiser Permanente, Straub Hospital,
Kamehameha Schools, Kahi Mohala and the PACT Family Peace Center. He
also currently has a private practice in psychotherapy. Denis
Mee-Lee, M.D., is currently Clinical Professor of Psychiatry,
University of Hawaii School of Health, and Chief of Staff, Castle
Medical Center; previously Chief, State of Hawaii’s Adult Mental
Health Division; Director of Psychiatric Services, Castle Medical
Center; and principal investigator for over 30 clinical trials on new
treatments for depression
For more details call 521-1846
Nov 6 11:30 to 1:30
Central Union Church
Register online at


Healthy Communities Hawai`i, a program of the Hawai`i Public Health
Institute, is gearing up for the 2014 legislative session, and they
are planning two events in order to begin the process of building a
coalition to address public health issues in our communities –
starting with obesity prevention.

First, they will be holding an open community meeting on Wednesday,
November 13 from 9 AM to 12 PM. Any organization or individual with
interest in policy strategies to address obesity is encouraged to
Dave Nakashima will facilitate the meeting. Please click here to RSVP for the HCH 2014 planning meeting.

Second, they will be holding a public health policy and advocacy
training for all interested community health advocates on Monday,
November 18 from 9 AM to 12 PM. Any organization or individual
wanting to learn more about public health advocacy is encouraged to
attend. Click here to RSVP for the policy and advocacy training.

Locations for both meetings are TBD. More information will be sent
to registered attendees when details are confirmed.

October Newsletter

October 1st, 2013


“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
CEUs: 3

Workshop Objectives:
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

Speaker Bio

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
CEUs: 3

Workshop Objectives:

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.

Speaker Bio:
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
East Hawaii.

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

Workshop Fees:

$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

Web Conference

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
Cost: Free
Jetta Bernier, Enough Abuse CampaignMalia 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
“ ” to your email address book or
allowed-senders list. If you have access to your network firewall,
you can also add “” and “” to your
allowed-domains list.


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 if you
would like to sign up for either of these dates.


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

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